Tim Sheens
Panthers an option?

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.”

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