Greg Alexander steps down as Fittler's Origin adviser

A shake-up of NSW's State of Origin coaching ranks has begun with Greg Alexander stepping down as chief adviser and Brad Fittler pitching a staffing overhaul for 2024.

Alexander confirmed on Friday he would not stay on as Fittler's right-hand man, having held the role since the Blues coach took over in 2018.

His exit is likely to be the first of several changes in the NSW set-up, with several positions up for grabs and coach Fittler off contract after a second straight series loss.

Fittler met with the NSW Rugby League board on Friday to run through his preferred set-up and coaching staff for next year, after presenting a review of the 2-1 series loss last month.

AAP has been told Fittler is ready to make several changes to this season's staff, having already sounded out some potential options for 2024.

The NSW Rugby League board will meet again next Wednesday to discuss Fittler's options for his preferred staff.

Fittler's position is also up for renewal, but the former Blues five-eighth is still favoured to hold on to the top job for at least another year.

Any decision around that is not likely to come until at least the next board meeting in late October.

Changes are also likely around the entire Blues structure, including a discussion around the length of camps before matches after an external push for shorter stays.

The preference would be for players to attend recovery sessions with their clubs after they are named for NSW, before entering camp on a Monday afternoon.

That would still allow for a 10-day camp, while cutting out one night at the start.

Alexander had earlier said he had not discussed with Fittler who may take his job to work alongside Fittler in 2024.

"I've just decided that that's enough," Alexander told SEN.

"It's been a massive part of my six years. But it's a big commitment and I've committed elsewhere.

"When everything calmed down after the trip overseas, I just thought about it.

"And when Freddy asked me are you good to go again, it's not a job that you (should) hesitate on.

"Freddy wants to continue and I certainly wish him well."

Andrew Johns, Danny Buderus and Paul McGregor were among the other high-profile staff in camp with Fittler this year.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary also featured in Fittler's box in a game-day role for Origin III and is an option to take on a similar position next season.