Ivan Cleary Agrees to Terms with Wests Tigers

Ivan Cleary is understood to have agreed to terms with the Wests Tigers.

Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe confirmed that Cleary was the clubs No.1 priority and it is reported that they have got their man.

The Deal is believed to be a 3-year deal with a two year option, effectively making it a 5 year deal.


Cleary will given full reigns to turn the club around and will have total control on player contracts and recruitment to the club.

Former Tiger Todd Payten was also in the running as he is much respected by the players and was understood to be the players first choice to coach the club.

The Wests Tigers board believed Ivan Cleary was the clear cut option to take this club forward and turn around what has been a terrible fortnight of rugby league for the club.

Interim coach Andrew Webster will lead the Tigers out this weekend at home on Sunday home at Leichhardt Oval against the Melbourne Storm.


With the contract said to be completed it is understood Cleary will join the Club Monday Morning to take over the reigns and will form his new game plan to take on St George Illawarra in round five, Sunday week.

Cleary will play a big role now in trying to secure the big four, Aaron Woods, James Tedesco, Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks.

The Wests Tigers are expected to announce the Cleary signing within the next 48 hours.