Tedesco claimed he had not made up his mind on leaving the Tigers until new coach Ivan Cleary imposed a deadline for his decision last month, ultimately withdrawing the club’s offer after Tedesco and his management did not respond.
Not sure why this bit is news, but pretty sure his mind was made up well before Cleary. Obviously as he has stated here, Mini has been a big influence and “I was a fan of the Roosters” etc. Maybe it wasn’t made up completely, but surely, if you wanted to stay at the Tigers, then there would have been more indicators that was going to happen……there wasn’t.
The superstar fullback also said he had not seen an official offer from the Tigers until one month ago, right in the middle of former coach Jason Taylor’s sacking. > He ultimately signed a four-year deal with the Roosters for less money than offered by his junior club.
yeah I doubt that very much tbh, given that the club had contacted Teddy at the end of last year when the club approached him about the contract, only to be told that he didn’t want to talk contract until he had changed his manager.
Speaking on C91.3 Radio, Tedesco was asked if still could have chosen the Tigers had the deadline not been imposed and said: “Possibly.
lol so he still would have strung the club along a bit further then? what until all other replacements were taken?
“We needed more time and they needed the decision quickly. There was a lot of stuff happening. Ivan just came to the club, I didn’t know how he was as a coach.
“I think he’s been great, personally, as a coach. We’ve had some really strong results with him. But it’s just disappointing to have that put on us. That’s the way they wanted to do it and we can’t do much about it now.
bit of a contradiction there from the first paragraph, didn’t know how he was as a coach and then…
and seriously, you’ve had months to decide, hardly a quick decision if it came down to the coach how much longer would it have taken?
“He [Cleary] was pretty adamant that he wanted an answer but the end of the week and that’s why they put the deadline out. They made it public, too, which was a bit … we didn’t really think there was a need for that, because it would just play out more in the media.
the whole thing has been played out in the media or did you miss Woods doing the rounds?
Regarding about an actual official offer being presented (paragraph 3) I recall Woods said the same thing - on the table for a month from around the time Taylor got punted.
Everybody is assuming they had firm offers for ever and a day - I doubt we’ll ever know the real truth behind the whole fiasco.
As Girdler said last night on MMM,even though Teddy says he had only been given a ‘live’ contract on March 31, he would have been given multiple ‘letters of offer’ from last year, which are more or less the same thing. So saying “I was only given a live contract at the end of March” is a very poor excuse.
Ginaine and Girdler then went on how poor Woods and Teddy have looked throughout this contract process.
Thought it was good to see some media stating what we’re all saying.