Desperate Tigers approach former Wallabies coach

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The Wests Tigers person reached retired to erstwhile Wallabies manager Michael Cheika with a occupation offer, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Cheika, 56, was successful complaint of Australia's men's rugby national squad for 5 years, and is presently coaching Argentina astatine the Rugby World Cup successful France.

But his declaration with Argentina ends aft this tournament, leaving him a escaped agent.

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The Herald says the Tigers person "reached out" to Cheika to gauge his involvement successful perchance joining the embattled NRL nine successful an authoritative capacity.

Tim Sheens was wide manager of shot earlier taking connected the caput manager relation astatine Concord this year, but that ended miserably with a last-place decorativeness and Sheens leaving the nine earlier the play had finished.

The Tigers are hopeless to crook their on-field fortunes around, having not played finals successful 12 years successful cycled done caput coaches astatine an alarming complaint successful that time.

Former Wallabies manager Michael Cheika. (AAP)

Benji Marshall has taken the coaching reins but the nine remains without an experienced shot idiosyncratic supra him, and Cheika has plentifulness of acquisition successful aggregate codes, having besides worked with Roosters manager Trent Robinson previously.

The Herald says erstwhile subordinate Mark O'Neill was connected Monday recommended to the Tigers committee for the shot manager position, but helium would request to beryllium lured distant from his relation astatine Parramatta.

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If the O'Neill attack falls through, Cheika is being sounded retired for a occupation astatine the NRL club.

O'Neill played for the Tigers alongside Marshall erstwhile they won the 2005 premiership, with Sheens arsenic coach.

The Herald reports the Tigers besides approached Knights shot manager Peter Parr, who declined to jupm ship.

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