ALL the smart rugby league money remains on Jon Sharp being appointed Great Britain assistant coach at some stage.
There was a feeling across the game's media that the announcement would have been made by now.
Clearly a decision of such importance cannot be rushed, with Great Britain head coach Brian Noble obviously needing time to make sure he appoints the best possible man to be his No2.
But surely he has already seen more than enough to convince him that Giants head coach Sharp is the right man for the job.
What Sharp has achieved this season has been nothing short of remarkable.
Given the playing resources at his disposal, it could be argued his squad is over-achieving - and a big reason for that has to be the way Sharp is bringing the very best out of all of his players.
Because of the salary cap system, which links income generated to the amount of cash that can be spent on players, this Huddersfield squad has cost far less to assemble than almost all of their top-flight rivals.
Yet that's not been evident on the pitch.
Instead, they are already looking a good bet for a place in the top-six play-offs and are feared and respected Super League opponents.
That is surely enough to prove to everyone at the RFL that in Sharp they have a prize coaching asset who should be utilised as quickly as possible.
But there's another reason why Sharp is deserving of the Great Britain call.
This year is the 20th year the 37-year-old Giants chief has been involved in professional rugby league.
And, according to RFL rules, that entitles him to a testimonial.
That makes sense, because there are not many who have been involved at the highest level for two decades and contributed so much to the game.
What form such a testimonial would take would be open to conjecture.
But confirming his appointment as the new Great Britain assistant coach would be a thoroughly deserved starting point.
So RFL, let's put everyone out of their misery and announce Jon Sharp's appointment as soon as possible.
After all, he's the ideal man for the job.