NRL News 2022, Michael Maguire fired as West Tigers coach

Coach Michael Maguire has been sacked by the West Tigers.

The club confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

“The West Tigers sincerely thank Michael for his hard work and effort over the last three and a half years,” the club said.

“Brett Kimorley will be the interim coach for the rest of the season.”

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Maguire is the second NRL coach to leave his club within 24 hours after Nathan Brown was dropped by the Warriors on Tuesday morning.

The Tiger board conducted a mid-season review last week where it was decided not to continue working at Maguire.

He ran to practice on Tuesday morning but was reportedly ready to announce his departure to his players on Tuesday afternoon.

After 13 rounds, the Tigers sit 13th on the NRL ladder with three wins to their name.

Maguire took over from Evan Cleary four years ago but the team has slipped down the stairs every season.

The Tigers have not reached the final since 2011.

Maguire is the third coach to lose his job this season. Trent Barrett resigned from the Bulldogs last month.

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