Townsville Bulletin

Tigers to reveal all ’in days’

- DAVID RICCIO

TIGERS chair Lee Hagipantel­is has revealed coach Michael Maguire will learn his fate within “days”.

The embattled joint venture’s all-encompassi­ng review of the football department is under way and Hagipantel­is refused to sugar-coat the fact the football team has gone “backwards” over the past three seasons.

Maguire (pictured) has two years remaining on his contract, but Hagipantel­is stopped short of guaranteei­ng the head coach’s future.

Hagipantel­is told SEN radio host Andrew Voss the Tigers board was focusing on the review in order to make major decisions well in advance of next season.

Asked by Voss when the review would be completed, Hagipantel­is said: “It’s a matter of days (away). I would be hopeful that at the end of next week the review would be complete and the board would be in a position to consider what, if any, changes need to be made for next year.

“It’s been suggested that the review is centred on one person and one person only – and that’s not the purpose of the review. It’s the same review the club undertook last year and … the year before.”

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