Tim Sheens looks set to extend his deal at Wests Tigers by two years, but he’s in no rush to finalise his future, hoping early on-field results will do his talking for him.
Sheens and chief executive Stephen Humphreys have met several times to discuss a new deal beyond this season.
Though superstar Benji Marshall has publicly urged the club to re-sign Sheens, the coach himself said it was important he continued to have the respect of the players after nearly a decade at the helm.
Humphreys said Sheens had complete control of the players and hoped to reach an agreement in good time.
“Tim is a man of great experience and integrity and he certainly has the respect of the players and is in full command of the dressing room,” Humphreys said.
“I wouldn’t be advocating a new deal for Tim if I thought otherwise.
“Tim and I are in discussion but it hasn’t come to any finality at this point. I’ll be surprised if we don’t get a deal together, but until then there isn’t much more that I can add.”