Steve Menzies has dropped his strongest hint yet that his future lies in Bradford.

Despite his advancing years, the 36-year-old Aussie legend has been one of the club’s stand-out performers in a steadily improving season.

No firm decisions have been made on his future and much depends on how his body holds up throughout an entire Super League campaign but, if the offer was there, Menzies appears to be leaning towards an extended stay.

That goes for coaching too. With boss Steve McNamara taking the England job full-time at the end of the year, the Odsal coaching team looks set for a shake-up and the former Kangaroos star would happily be considered.

He said: “I haven’t really thought too much about coaching and I don’t really think that’s an option at this stage because nobody’s really approached me.

“Maybe when I’ve finished playing rugby league I can think about that.

“If I was approached to be involved on the other side in some way, I’d definitely consider it. It’s a great club and I enjoy it here.”

It seems ironic that questions about a future off the pitch come just as Menzies is enjoying his best spell on it for Bradford.

The former Manly great hardly disappointed last year, providing a touch of class whether deployed in the pack or in the back-line, but has found a greater degree of consistency.

He said: “I’ve probably found my groove a little bit better this year. Last year it took me a while. There were a lot of games when I wasn’t happy with what I was doing.

“I’ve been relatively happy with most games this year. The odd couple of mistakes still annoy me but I’ve just found a bit more consistency getting myself in the right positions for the type of role I’m playing.

“Everyone has been making fewer errors because they all know their jobs. When things are clear and everyone knows where they have to be on set structures and plays it’s simpler to play.”