Wests Tigers sack coach Jason Taylor

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  1. rhugh89

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    Wests Tigers to sack coach Jason Taylor following loss to Raiders


    Phil Rothfield Sports Editor-at-Large, The Daily Telegraph
    16 minutes ago



    JASON Taylor is expected to be sacked as Wests Tigers coach within 24 hours.

    The Daily Telegraph understands the board members have made the decision to move in another direction after Sunday’s thumping 46-6 loss to the Canberra Raiders.

    It had also become clear superstar fullback James Tedesco, skipper Aaron Woods, five-eighth Mitchell Moses and halfback Luke Brooks were not prepared to sign new contracts while Taylor was the NRL head coach.

    All have hesitated in recent negotiations because of the uncertainty over the coaching position.

    The players do not dislike Taylor but feel they need new direction to become better players and win a premiership at the Wests Tigers.

    It is uncertain if Taylor will go immediately or stay for the remainder of the season when his contract is up.

    Cowboys assistant coach Todd Payten or former Warriors and Panthers coach Ivan Cleary would presumably be ready to start immediately.

    The Wests Tigers are expected to make the announcement on Taylor tomorrow.


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    Wests Tigers statement

    Mon 20th March, 02:11PM

    Wests Tigers have today announced the termination of the contract of Head Coach Jason Taylor, effective immediately.

    Wests Tigers Chair Marina Go said that this decision was not an easy one for the Club to make.

    “On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I’d like to thank Jason for his commitment and contribution to the Club during his time as Head Coach,” said Go.

    “Jason has overseen significant change within the Club over the past two seasons and we thank him for his efforts.

    “Our position has always been to make sure that the Head Coach’s contract is tied to performance and that hasn’t changed,” she said.

    “We are committed to building a side that will be in a position to win NRL Premierships and believe that this decision is the correct one for the future of the Club.

    “This is a challenging time for the Club and Jason and we ask that we are given time to work through this process with Jason,” said Go.

    Current Wests Tigers Assistant Coach Andrew Webster will take on the role of Interim Head Coach.

    Webster returned to Wests Tigers this year after spending two seasons as an Assistant Coach at the New Zealand Warriors.

    Webster previously worked for Wests Tigers as an assistant coach.



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    Wow, I didn't think he'd be first to go.
     
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    But taylor really is a rubbish coach.

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    Paul Sironen unloads on sacked Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor


    Matt Logue, Christian Nicolussi & Dean Ritchie, The Daily Telegraph
    March 20, 2017 7:30pm
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    BALMAIN legend Paul Sironen has unloaded three years of frustration and anger on Jason Taylor after the Wests Tigers coach was sacked.

    “Karma is a *****,” Sironen told The Daily Telegraph.

    One of the game’s great gentleman, Sironen lifted the lid on the bitter infighting at the Tigers.

    Taylor’s departure prompted Sironen to post a frank message on his Facebook page, saying: “Good riddance & don’t let the door hit you on the way out!”

    The legendary Tiger then hit out at Taylor for his role in sacking him as an assistant to the club’s Under 20s side in October 2014.

    He also expressed his disappointment over the treatment of his son Curtis, who is now at Manly after being punted by the Tigers.

    “I’m one of the people smiling,’’ Sironen said. “The bloke came in and got rid of me when I was employed by the club in a role with the 20s without any discussion.

    “He just said see you later and he got rid of all the under 20s fulltime staff and he got rid of my son last year.

    “So it’s dead set not that hard to see why I’m smiling.

    “It’s a great day. When a bloke comes in and sacked me and then got rid of my son, I think I’m entitled to feel pretty good.

    “To be honest I’ve bit my tongue for the last couple of years and said bugger all.

    “Out of respect to my boys I’ve said nothing. But now he is gone I feel vindicated that I can say something.

    “I’m not a vindictive sort of bloke and guys who know me will tell you that, but I’ve got a smile on my face.”

    As one of the Tigers’ greatest players with 246 first grade games to his name, Sironen feels for the franchise after Taylor’s sacking.

    The joint-venture club have now dismissed five coaches since the team’s inception in 2000, including Wayne Pearce, Terry Lamb, Tim Sheens and Mick Potter.

    Sironen, though, believes the Tigers had to part ways with Taylor.

    “I just don’t think Jason was the right bloke to be coach,” he said. “He might have been a good technical coach or an assistant coach.

    “I recall a conversation with Curtis when he (Taylor) first got appointed. It was with Mitch Pearce and he had nothing but good things to say about him.

    “But being an assistant at the Roosters and looking after their attack is a lot different to being a head coach at the Tigers. They are two completely different roles.

    “Jason was appointed on the recommendation of a Brian Smith report.

    “Grant Mayer got Smith as a consultant to interview everyone in the club and as a result of that JT got the job.”

    Sironen also voiced his disappointment about his son Curtis’ exit from the Tigers to join cross-town rivals Manly this season.

    “He (Curtis) wasn’t happy,” he said. “He was told to go back to reserve grade last year and work on some points of his game.

    “I thought his form improved and he was playing okay at State Cup level, but when things went pear shaped was when he gave Curtis six minutes against the Warriors at the end of the season.

    “He was then told he’d play against Canberra, but less than 24 hours before the game he told him he wasn’t playing.

    “Curtis was shattered.”

    Sironen praised the appointment of Andrew Webster as the Tigers’ interim coach. Fortunately for the Tigers, Webster is back at the club after he was released by Taylor in 2013.

    Sironen believes the long-term assistant coach and former Balmain SG Ball mentor has the potential to have a long NRL career.

    “I’m really happy Andrew will now get his chance with the first grade team,” he said.

    “I worked with Andrew and Todd Payten at under 20s level at the Tigers and they both helped bring through a lot of guys like Woods, Brooks and Moses.

    “When Andrew came back from England at the end of 2011, we gave him the job as the Balmain SG Ball coach in 2012 and he delivered a premiership after 30 years.

    “He then went to working with the 20s, before Taylor came and he left.

    “Thankfully one of the good things Mark O’Neill did was get Andrew back to the club in an assistant role.

    “If the board decide to go with Andrew or get an experienced coach like Ivan Cleary, then so be it.

    “I’ve watched all these kids come through the junior grades at both Balmain and Wests. I just want to see them fulfil their full potential and have the success I know they can have.”


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    Why's this bloke upset? His son is cup standard.
     
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    Maybe coz he believes Taylor was never NRL grade material.
     
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    Marina Go was heard singing "I can see Cleary now JT has gone."
     
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