Tigers snag Maguire as final piece of coaching puzzle

WESTS Tigers have confirmed the arrival of Michael Maguire as the NRL club’s new head coach after releasing Ivan Cleary to join Penrith.

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Premiership-winner Maguire joins the Tigers on a three-year deal on his first club job since being sacked by South Sydney at the end of 2017 and taking up a deal to coach New Zealand.

“I plan on building on the strong foundation that has been put in place and work closely with the players’ leadership group to build a stronger organisation on and off the field,” Maguire said.

Michael Maguire has been confirmed as Wests Tigers’ new coach.Source:Getty Images

MICHAEL MAGUIRE NRL COACHING RECORD

SOUTH SYDNEY (2012-2017) Matches: 153 Win rate: 55.6 per cent Finals series: 4 Grand finals 1 (2014) Premierships: 1 (2014)

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