Josh Reynolds slams former Wigan boss

Current Hull FC halfback and former Wests Tigers star Josh Reynolds believes Michael Maguire’s coaching style is not the one for the Tigers.

Wests finished a miserly 13th with just eight wins from 24 games, ending the season with a horrific 38-0 drubbing at the hands of bottom side Canterbury Bulldogs.

Reynolds believes that Maguire needs to adapt more after being so successful at Wigan in Super League, where he had won the Grand Final and Challenge Cup.

“They’re at a bit off a crossroads,” Reynolds told The Big Sports Breakfast.

“They either stick with Madge, but then they haven’t really bought too many different players … they brought Jackson Hastings in and I think he will add a bit to the squad, but not sure where he’s going to play.

“Me and Madge had a very honest relationship. He was honest with me … but I don’t think sometimes the way he wants to play suits the Tigers team.

“I had this conversation with one of the boys over here today about Madge when he was with the Wigan side.

“He said, when you had (Sam) Tomkins out the back of the play, that the Tigers are playing – he was unstoppable when they won the competition [in 2010]. It obviously suited that Wigan side, but I don’t think it suits the Tigers.”

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