Former Widnes and Hull KR head coach Tim Sheens has become the new head of football performance with NRL side Wests Tigers, Fox Sports has reported.
Sheens guided the Tigers to their only premiership back in 2005 and spent ten years at Concord, before a messy ending left the veteran taking Wests to court.
However, Wests CEO Justin Pascoe highlighted that Sheens’ previous departure didn’t come into negotiations, with Sheens taking on a “floating role”as a sounding board for players as well as working in the area of recruitment, pathways and development.
“Tim can also be a sounding board for Madge if Madge wants that,” Pascoe said.
“It’s a floating role across the entire football department.
“Tim knows what it means to be Wests Tigers and has played a major role in shaping all aspects of this club — both on and off the field — to what it is today.
“Having Tim take on this new role will significantly strengthen our football department as a whole. We firmly believe that adding Tim’s experience, knowledge and insight into the game of rugby league will be of huge benefit to Wests Tigers.
“This continual investment into football only can occur when you are in a secure financial position. As a club, we have worked hard to get to that point and now it’s pleasing to see us building our capacities and capabilities to ensure we are successful long into the future.”