Michael Cheika is firmly within the Wests Tigers’ sights with the joint merger membership reportedly eager to rent the previous Wallabies coach as its new basic supervisor of soccer.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the Tigers will launch a bid for Cheika as early as this week to take over the function which would go away the 56-year-old in control of the roster and training employees along with the grassroots and recruitment of the membership.
Former Tigers participant Mark O’Neill was stated to be within the hunt for the job, however at this stage, the Tigers are set on Cheika for the vacant function.
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Cheika lately coached the Argentina nationwide facet within the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup, main them to a fourth-placed end.
Cheika’s contract with Argentina was as a consequence of finish after the World Cup.
With Argentina’s Rugby World Cup marketing campaign over, CEO Justin Pascoe and chairman Lee Hagipantelis will resume talks with Cheika.
Hagipantelis was requested about Cheika and his credentials in an interview final month whereas relaying his disappointment that the membership’s curiosity within the former Wallabies coach had been leaked.
“I’m told he’s (Cheika) a very impressive character and people speak very, very highly of him, but as to the Wests Tigers and the Head of Football role, all the applicants and candidates are being considered on a strictly confidential basis,” Hagipantelis instructed SEN.
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“Again, here we are talking about things being reported in the paper to my consternation. It’s just beyond me to explain this.”
While Cheika is generally recognized for his exploits in rugby union, he has had his share of expertise in league as properly.
Cheika labored on the Roosters as an adviser in 2020 and coached Lebanon within the 2022 Rugby League World Cup.
He has a detailed relationship with Tigers assistant coach Robbie Farah. It has been reported it was Farah who prompt the Tigers check out Cheika.