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Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald

Tiger bound: Former Panthers coach Ivan Cleary is set to be appointed this week.

Wests Tigers to offer Cleary 2020 deal

The Wests Tigers are set to offer Ivan Cleary a three and a half year deal after club hierarchy met with the coach on Monday to discuss plans for him to lead the joint venture until the end of 2020.

Overrun: Tigers players look dejected after blowing a 14-0 lead at home to the Storm.

Coach killers: Tigers have JT's blood on their hands

The players were adamant Jason Taylor's blood wasn't on their hands. But judging by the Wests Tigers' start to Sunday afternoon's clash at Leichhardt Oval, it became painstakingly clear it was all over them.