New Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter says he’ll make subtle alterations to the way the NRL club plays the game but he will not be placing the shackles on star playmaker Benji Marshall.
Potter was unveiled on Wednesday as Tim Sheens’ replacement, signing a two-yr deal with the Tigers.
The former Canterbury and St George fullback developed a track record for himself as a mentor throughout his 7 years abroad, becoming named the 2012 Super League coach of the year.
Sheens’ 10-year reign at the joint venture ended final month when he was relieved of his duties right after the side failed to make the 2012 finals.
Sheens has been offered a development part with the Tigers and the club is awaiting a decision from the veteran on regardless of whether he will stay.
“I am really searching forward to working with some senior gamers like Braith Anasta and Robbie Farah and Benji,” Potter stated.
“I think they play an open brand of football and almost certainly just had a few as well numerous factors scored against them.”
Potter, who clocked on for his initial day at operate on Wednesday and met prop Aaron Woods and centre Chris Lawrence briefly at Concord Oval, said it was too early to give his assessment on exactly where the Tigers are at.
“Give me a week or two and I will be better ready for that,” he mentioned.
“I’ve received my very own suggestions and my own thoughts on some folks and the way we play but I’d rather just get on with enterprise at the second and fret about the football side when pre-season begins.”
Potter said it was essential not to weigh a player like Marshall down with also a lot structure.
“You never want to stifle a player like Benji and I assume if you search at some things that he does … he results in space for other men and women and produces space for himself and he’s quite great at it and I will not want to stifle that and that’s his type,” he said.
“But undoubtedly I’ll make some subtle changes, not to his game but to compliment some other people simply because it is a team game … to get the best out of everybody, there could be some subtle changes.”