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Tigers coach facing the axe: reports

Tigers coach Jason Taylor watches his team warm up before the round 7 NRL match between the West Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney on Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Tigers coach Jason Taylor watches his team warm up before the round 7 NRL match between the West Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney on Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY PAUL MILLER

JASON Taylor is expected to be sacked as Wests Tigers coach within 24 hours.

The Daily Telegraph understands the board members have made the decision to move in another direction after Sunday's thumping 46-6 loss to the Canberra Raiders.

It had also become clear superstar fullback James Tedesco, skipper Aaron Woods, five-eighth Mitchell Moses and halfback Luke Brooks were not prepared to sign new contracts while Taylor was the NRL head coach.

All have hesitated in recent negotiations because of the uncertainty over the coaching position.

The players do not dislike Taylor but feel they need new direction to become better players and win a premiership at the Wests Tigers.

It is uncertain if Taylor will go immediately or stay for the remainder of the season when his contract is up.

Cowboys assistant coach Todd Payten or former Warriors and Panthers coach Ivan Cleary would presumably be ready to start immediately.

The Wests Tigers are expected to make the announcement on Taylor tomorrow.

Topics:  jason taylor nrl2017 wests tigers


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