Now that the coaching rollercoaster has finally come to a halt, South Sydney's Sam Burgess says his primary emotion is relief and he is keen to "draw a line in the sand and move forward".
Burgess faced the media at Redfern Oval on Monday, less than 24 hours after the Brisbane Broncos had sacked Wayne Bennett, clearing the way for the seven-time premiership coach to join the Rabbitohs and Anthony Seibold to start his tenure at Brisbane.
"It's the first time in my career I have not known what was going on," Burgess said.
"A couple of weeks ago I was preparing for Wayne, last week I was preparing for Seebs, and Saturday-Sunday I was preparing for Seibold. Today it's Wayne Bennett.
"It has been out of my control and as a senior player all you can do is be calm around the squad and train hard.
"I've been lucky enough to work worth Wayne for years with the English team so I know what he brings. He's an iconic figure in the game and I'm excited he is coming in."
Burgess' former coach Seibold took charge of his first Broncos session on Monday and the large media contingent on hand at Redfern waited expectantly for Bennett to front at Souths, but the 68-year-old is due at his new club tomorrow.
The spotlight on the coach swap has been intense and has dominated headlines but Burgess has been around long enough to keep it all in perspective and focus on the task at hand.
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"It has been hard not to talk about it the last month or so but all you can control at this time of year as a player is [too] train hard," Burgess said.
"The guys have been positive and it's great for the club that we have a decision now. It has been up and down the last few weeks but everyone is excited now.
"Wayne's just a great coach. He's been around for almost as long as I've been alive so it's a fair old stint. He knows how to manage his players.
"I've only seen him in the international environment which is completely different but obviously he's had a lot of success in clubland and he'll enjoy himself down here.
"He'll really get on board with the history of the club and he'll really galvanise the team."