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Sport 'I’m honouring my contract': Ivan Cleary staying with Wests Tigers

05:56  11 august  2018
05:56  11 august  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

Report: Cleary closing in on move to Tigers

  Report: Cleary closing in on move to Tigers Star New South Wales half back Nathan Cleary is reportedly closing in on a move to join his father Ivan at the Wests Tigers according NRL reporter Brent Read. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_60fe2d68-92a4-4ae9-86a6-320c5b338460").

Ivan Cleary has vowed to honour his contract with Wests Tigers and rejected suggestions he had done a secret deal to return to Penrith. Asked to confirm he would be staying put – Cleary is contracted until the end of 2020 – he replied: “ I ’ m honouring my contract .”

Ivan Cleary has vowed to honour his contract with Wests Tigers and rejected suggestions he had done a secret deal to return to Penrith. Cleary fronted the media on Saturday morning at Campbelltown Leagues Club, the first time he has spoken publicly following revelations he was the

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van Cleary has vowed to honour his contract with Wests Tigers and rejected suggestions he had done a secret deal to return to Penrith.

Cleary fronted the media on Saturday morning at Campbelltown Leagues Club, the first time he has spoken publicly following revelations he was the Panthers’ preference to replace sacked coach Anthony Griffin.

The Tigers mentor confirmed he had met with Penrith chairman David O’Neill, but said he had no idea they would be discussing potential return to the foot of the mountains.

Tigers tell Panthers hands off Cleary

  Tigers tell Panthers hands off Cleary The Wests Tigers have said they will not entertain granting coach Ivan Cleary an early release from his NRL contract after he was targeted by Penrith.Cleary has emerged as the Panthers' No.1 target despite the fact he still has two years to run on his NRL contract at the joint venture.

Cleary is contracted to the Tigers until the end of 2020 but was linked with a move to Penrith after Anthony Griffin was axed just a month out from the finals. He also said he had not received any offer from Penrith and intended to honour his deal with the Tigers . “ I ’ve been very disappointed with the

has reportedly offered Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary a four-year deal to re-join the club and reunite with son and for Nathan, who is off contract at the end of next season.Complicating the situation is Ivan is contracted at the Tigers until the end of 2020 and the club is playing hardball after.

Cleary is one of the most composed clipboard holders in the NRL, but was visibly nervous when reading a statement he prepared. He declined to take any other questions during an awkward pre-game press conference that lasted just five minutes.

“I’ve been very disappointed with the amount of misinformation surrounding myself and my family this week,” Cleary read from his prepared statement.

“I intend to make this statement to clarify my position and following this statement I will not be taking any questions further on this matter.

“When I was approached by the Panthers, initially I had no idea it was about coaching their club.

“I was told at that meeting that the club was looking at the future of the head coaching position. I advised the Panthers of my ongoing contract status with Wests Tigers.

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  Bennett responds to Penrith rumours Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says he’d be open to a move to Sydney if the Broncos decide not to grant him a one-year extension at the end of the season. Penrith has reportedly made an informal approach to Bennett after the Panthers dumped Anthony Griffin just four weeks out from the finals, according to News Corp.Bennett and Panthers GM Phil Gould were both on the judging panel to elect rugby league’s new group of immortals last week, which has led to speculation the two may have discussed plans to join forces in the near future at the foot of the mountains.

According to Dean Ritchie, Ivan Cleary is all but assured of joining the Penrith Panthers in 2021 once his Wests Tigers contract is finished. "I can't help but think at the moment Wests Tigers are saying, 'he'll stay ', Ivan will say, ' I ' m staying ', but I just get a gut feeling the Panthers will be back in a few

The Wests Tigers have said they will not entertain granting coach Ivan Cleary an early release from his NRL contract after he was targeted by Ivan Cleary has broken his silence after a week of speculation about his future.van Cleary has vowed to honour his contract with Wests Tigers and

I subsequently advised the chair and the CEO of Wests Tigers of the discussions I had had with the Panthers.

Going nowhere: Ivan Cleary will remain at the Wests Tigers. © NRL Photos Going nowhere: Ivan Cleary will remain at the Wests Tigers. “I was as surprised as anyone at the announcement of the dismissal of Anthony Griffin.

“I have not received any offer from the Panthers, nor have I asked the Wests Tigers for a release.

“I am enjoying my contribution at this club. The club is growing nicely, everyone associated with this club should be proud of the direction it’s heading in. I’m privileged to be part of this journey and respect the contract I have with Wests Tigers.

“I respect all of the people and supporters involved with this club and intend to honour this contract.

“It is common knowledge that my son, Nathan and I, have acknowledged our desire to work together at some time. That remains the case.

“Today I’m absolutely focused on our match against the Canberra Raiders and am happy to take questions around that game.”

Asked to confirm he would be staying put - Cleary is contracted until the end of 2020 - he replied: “I’m honouring my contract.”

'I call bull----': Tallis slams Cleary hype .
Gorden Tallis has hit out at the hype around Ivan Cleary's coaching, outlining an unflattering comparison with legends Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett.Speaking on Triple M's Sunday NRL, a clearly bemused Tallis slammed the $1.5 million price tag Cleary is reported to be attracting as he pondered the clamour to poach the hottest coach in the game from the Wests Tigers.

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