Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter lives to see another day after fronting new board
6 hours ago September 12, 2014 12:00AM
WESTS Tigers coach Mick Potter has had a ‘meet-and-greet’ with his club’s new board — but there is still no exact timeline when his future will be decided.
Potter met the board for the first time at a meeting on Tuesday night.
It is understood Potter told the board, which now has three NRL appointed directors, why he should be retained and explained why his crashed out of this year’s finals race so spectacularly.
The board will hold further internal meetings before determining Potter’s fate.
A final decision on whether Potter is retained or sacked made not be reached until early next week.
All club CEO Grant Mayer said was: “There is a clear process in place and the board and management will not be making any further comment.”
Potter is unlikely to have the numbers at board level to be offered a new deal.
His future was probably sealed after Wests Tigers bombed over the latter stages of the season.
The board tried to secretly dump Potter mid-season but the decision was leaked to the media.
Potter then survived but the team’s season started burning from that moment.
The Daily Telegraph revealed during the week that St Helens and former Dragons coach Nathan Brown had emerged as a Wests Tigers coaching candidate.