Joint-venture NRL club to shake things up as soon as Sunday.
Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter could be out of a job as soon as this weekend with reports suggesting the club board have run out of patience with their current leader.
The Tigers have been solid at times this year without being spectacular and currently are outsiders of playing in the finals, sitting in 10th thanks to their nine wins in 17 games to date.
But the board does not believe he has the ear of the senior players in the team and thus struggles to communicate his gameplan and direction for the team.
A specially convened board meeting occurred on Saturday with Potter’s future at the club being the number one talking point.
Potter is expected to be tapped on the shoulder regardless of his side’s result against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday with David Kidwell likely to take over the top job.
However, when the former Kiwi international take the reigns is unclear at this stage with two options available for the club.
An immediate move to prepare for the future, which does look bright on paper with some of the most talented players under 21 all calling the Tigers home.
Or giving Potter until the end of the season to try and finish on a high, however the board is understood to be wanting to resolve the issue quickly or risk having egg on their face of a sacked coach leading the side into the finals.
Potter was appointed as the Tigers’ head coach after the sacking of veteran Tim Sheens at the end of 2012.
Sheens led the Tigers to the 2005 premiership in a famous victory but he, too, lost the support of key players at the club.
Ironically, Potter came within a whisker of being sacked at the end of last season.