Michael Maguire sacked as Wests Tigers coach, effective immediately

Michael Maguire has been sacked as Wests Tigers coach, ending a tumultuous tenure at the club. 

The 48-year-old has been under immense pressure all year, with the Tigers winning just three from their first 12 games.

The club had been in the midst of a review over the past week, with the Tigers having the bye in Round 13, and the result sees the end of Maguire’s time at Concord.

Maguire took over the job in 2019 and the Tigers have won just 29 from a possible 78 games.

The club released a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming the news and confirming that Brett Kimmorley would take over as interim coach.

“Wests Tigers head coach, Michael Maguire, has today been terminated from his role, effective immediately,” the statement said. 

“Wests Tigers sincerely thanks Michael for all his hard work and effort over the past three and a half years.

“As this is no doubt a challenging time for all parties, the club would like to respect Michael’s privacy, wish him all the very best and will make no further comment.

“For the rest of the season Brett Kimmorley will take over as interim coach.”

Cameron Ciraldo is heavily tipped to take over as permanent coach in 2023. 

The news of Maguire’s sacking comes just hours after it was confirmed the Warriors had parted ways with Nathan Brown, leaving three NRL head coaching roles vacant after Trent Barrett’s exit from Canterbury. 

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