Ivan Cleary says he was once no longer anticipating a task be offering from the Panthers when he agreed to fulfill with them. (AAP: Paul Miller)
Wests Tigers trainer Ivan Cleary has pushed aside hypothesis linking him with the Penrith Panthers, insisting he intends to stay together with his present membership for the rest of his contract.
Cleary learn out a observation forward of the Tigers’ conflict with Canberra on Saturday, wherein he admitted to assembly with the Panthers, however insisted he knew not anything about their plans to supply him a freelance, or to sack Anthony Griffin.
“I prompt the Panthers of my ongoing contract standing with the Wests Tigers,” Cleary stated.
“I therefore prompt the chair and CEO of the Wests Tigers of the discussions I might had with the Panthers.”
He had sort phrases for his present membership, pronouncing he would see out the general two years of his contract.
“I’m playing my contribution at this membership. The membership’s rising well. Everybody related to this membership must be happy with the course it is heading in,” he stated.
“I appreciate the entire other people and supporters concerned with this membership and I intend to honour this contract.”
Consistent with the person he sacked as trainer, Penrith Panthers basic supervisor Phil Gould is a keep an eye on freak. (AAP: Joel Carrett)
Cleary stated he was once willing to paintings together with his son Nathan, who performs for the Panthers, at some level all the way through their careers, however that may no longer be taking place over the following two years.
“It is not uncommon wisdom that my son Nathan and I’ve said our need to paintings in combination at a while. That continues to be the case,” he stated.
“These days I am completely curious about our fit with the Canberra Raiders and I am satisfied to take questions round that recreation.”
Cleary reiterated his need to paintings together with his son Nathan at some level. (AAP: Brendon Thorne)
Griffin’s sacking on Monday afternoon, 4 weeks out from the finals sequence, sparked a confrontation between the trainer and Penrith supremo Phil Gould.
Gould stated on Tuesday the membership had gained a lot of packages since he was once proven the door.
“We have already had 12 packages are available in a single day from other people throughout the recreation,” Gould stated.
He additionally stated the membership had a transparent most popular possibility, believed to be Cleary.