Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan

Wests Tigers are parting company with general manager of football Kelly Egan in a further shake-up of their football department.

Just six months after Michael Maguire was appointed as the replacement coach for Ivan Cleary, there will be a further change in the brains trust of the football department with the departure of Egan. Long-time chair Marina Go also recently stepped down, her role filled by former NSW premier Barry O’ Farrell.

Egan had previously worked with Des Hasler as an assistant at Canterbury and Manly, after a stint as the general manager of football at North Queensland. He has worked closely with the last three Tigers coaches in assembling the roster currently at Maguire’s disposal.

He joined the Tigers when the club was in protracted and public negotiations with the so-called ‘Big Four’ of Aaron Woods, Mitchell Moses, James Tedesco and Luke Brooks, with only the latter staying put.

The departure of the former Junior Kangaroos coach provides the joint-venture outfit an opportunity to take a different approach to retention and recruitment under Maguire.

The development comes just weeks after a series of mass sackings in the Canterbury football department. Team manager Andrew Farrar, general manager of football Gareth Holmes, recruitment boss Warren McDonnell and pathways performance manager Andrew Patmore were all big-name casualties in a restructure of the Bulldogs
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Well this is a very interesting development…

Does Madge want to do it all himself so the position isn’t needed? Or are we replacing him?

Obviously Maguire is not happy with the recruitment and the squad he inherited

Sounds like Madge has got himself a broom.

This is Madges jungle now, if u aint willing to agree with him, go find someplace else!

@851 said in Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan:

Obviously Maguire is not happy with the recruitment and the squad he inherited

Seems like a cleanout of the roster is on the horizon

@WT2K said in Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan:

@851 said in Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan:

Obviously Maguire is not happy with the recruitment and the squad he inherited

Seems like a cleanout of the roster is on the horizon

There has to be if we are to be competitive with the top 4 or 5 teams - clearly.

@WT2K can do with a new
assistant(s) coach also TBH

O’Farrell & Madge =
new sherrifs in town

@yeti said in Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan:

@WT2K said in Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan:

@851 said in Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan:

Obviously Maguire is not happy with the recruitment and the squad he inherited

Seems like a cleanout of the roster is on the horizon

There has to be if we are to be competitive with the top 4 or 5 teams - clearly.

Agree. Hopefully we get it right this time round if it does happen.

@WT2K Just clearing the deck for Warren McDonnell to come back 😂 😂

Interesting.

As others have said I wonder whether he will be replaced or Madge will spearhead it all.

I see positives in the coach making the calls directly but also think it would be good to have a buffer there to ensure the coach doesn’t chuck a Des and drive us into a cap pit, although it could be argued some of our big buys purchased under that recruitment model have already come back to bite us on the arse…

@BermiTiger said in Wests Tigers to part company with football boss Kelly Egan:

@WT2K Just clearing the deck for Warren McDonnell to come back 😂 😂

I was drinking coffee when i read this and i almost choked

Apart from Ryan Matterson, can’t recall a decent signing under his reign…

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