‘Will be the head coach in 2023 and 2024’: Wests Tigers chairman gives update on head coaching position after 74-0 embarrassment


Under siege Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis insists Tim Sheens will be head coach of the team until the end of 2024 when Benji Marshall will take over control.

Wests Tigers were thrashed 74-0 by North Queensland on the weekend in a record-breaking scoreline with Wests Tigers currently sitting dead last and looking down the barrel of back-to-back wooden spoons.

But the chairman said there would be no changes to the coaching staff in the short term.

“We remain absolutely committed to the path that we are on,” Hagipantelis told SEN.

“Benji will be parachuted into the head coaching role but in 2025.

“Tim will be the head coach in 2023 and 2024.”

“It’s not unexpected that as Benji progresses and continues to learn his craft he will assume a more senior posture.

“We have publicly stated what our path is moving forward and we remain committed to it.”

Hagipantelis and CEO Justin Pascoe have been in the firing line for some time with pressure on new recruitment boss Scott Fulton to refresh the roster alongside Sheens, Marshall and Robbie Farah.

Wests Tigers play the Sharks on Thursday night.

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