Tim Sheens steps down as Wests Tigers coach

Wests Tigers are on the lookout for a new coach after announcing that Tim Sheens is to step down.

The news was announced in a statement in which Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys hinted that Sheens may remain with the club in another role.

Humphreys also confirmed the departures of winger Beau Ryan and forward Chris Heighington to Cronulla. 

“The board of Wests Tigers has decided to restructure the club’s football operations,” Humphreys said. 

“This restructure will include the appointment of a new NRL Coach for 2013.”

“The Board has also expressed a strong desire for current Head Coach Tim Sheens to remain at the club in a senior role.

“I have been working with Tim on this over the last few days and I must say that he has been very professional in the way he has conducted himself. In all of our discussions Tim continues to put the best interests of Wests Tigers above all else.”

Sheens joined the Tigers in 2003 and led the club to its maiden NRL premiership just two years later. 

Since then the Tigers have been among the NRL‘s frontrunners until this season when after picking up just 11 wins, they failed to qualify for the finals after finishing 10th.

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