Wests Tigers back former Wigan boss Michael Maguire amid uncertainty over his future

James Messenger

Wests Tigers have denied that crisis talks are set to take place between club officials in relation to the future of head coach Michael Maguire.

Maguire, who steered Wigan to Super League and Challenge Cup glory during his two seasons at the club between 2010-11, is reportedly under pressure after a run of just one win in seven.

Wests lie 14th on the NRL ladder and are only ahead of Brisbane and Canterbury courtesy of their superior points difference.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that senior figures within the club were contemplating whether to axe the former Warriors head coach.  

In their most recent outing, Wests led 6-0 against Manly Sea Eagles but slumped dramatically either side of half-time, conceding 40 unanswered points on home soil. 

A statement read: “Contrary to a media report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Wests Tigers can vehemently deny there are crisis meetings being held at the club.

“Whilst disappointed with recent results, all at Wests Tigers remain firmly united and committed to producing a strong and competitive season together, and ready to get back to work in preparation for Round 8.”