General Cleary signs on until 2008

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Warriors head coach Ivan Cleary has extended his contract with the NRL club.

Cleary was originally signed for two years when he took over from Tony Kemp at the end of 2005 and the way the Warriors have finished the season has ensured the former Warriors player will stay in Auckland until 2008 with an option to continue in 2009.

Club chief executive Wayne Scurrah says they are delighted with the way Cleary dealt with the challenge of starting the season on minus four points as part of the NRL's punishment for salary cap breaches.

Cleary says the season has been hugely rewarding after the difficult start and the Warriors have shown real signs of developing into a consistent side.

They finish the season in Brisbane on Sunday and after starting with four wins from their first 12 games, they've won eight of their last 11 to climb to ninth place with a points differential bettered by only the top two sides Melbourne and the Bulldogs.
 

Tajhay_old

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EXCELLENT NEWS!!

Well done Ivan! I hope he remains a warriors coach for a long time....
 

Jesbass_old

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From www.warriors.co.nz:

CLEARY TO REMAIN VODAFONE WARRIORS HEAD COACH FOR UP TO THREE MORE YEARS

Vodafone Warriors head coach Ivan Cleary has extended his contract with the club until the end of the 2008 National Rugby League season with an option to continue in 2009.

Cleary (35) was originally signed until the end of 2007 when he took over from Tony Kemp last year.

Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said negotiations for an extended contract were completed two weeks ago.

“We’re delighted and excited about having Ivan here on a long-term basis,†he said today.

“When he was given the job, we were confident he would be a top-class NRL coach and again make this club a respected force in the NRL. With the support of the football department he has delivered on that.

“We’re thrilled with the success he has achieved and the attitudes he has instilled, even more so because he was faced with the extreme challenges posed by the salary cap issue just as the season was about to start.â€Â

Cleary said the 2006 season had been testing but also hugely rewarding after the difficult start.

“We’ve all learnt a lot and we’ve shown real signs of developing into a consistent NRL side,†he said.

“The players have responded well in adversity and I’m really looking forward to continuing with the work we’ve started this year. There are plenty of reasons to be excited about what lies ahead for this club.â€Â

Going into Sunday’s last clash of the season against Brisbane, the Vodafone Warriors have a 12 win-11 loss record under Cleary, giving him a winning strike rate of 52.17 per cent. Only 2001-2004 coach Daniel Anderson (55.43 per cent) can claim a better record.

With last Sunday’s record 42-16 victory against the Sydney Roosters, the Vodafone Warriors completed their second run this season of four consecutive wins. It had been three years since the club last had four wins on end.

After starting the season with just four wins from their first 12 games, the Vodafone Warriors have won eight of their last 11 to climb to ninth on the NRL points table.

They have 540 points for – the fourth best in the competition – and the third best defence yielding only 427 points. Their points differential of plus 113 is bettered by only the top two-placed sides Melbourne and the Bulldogs.

Cleary finished his three-year playing stint with the Vodafone Warriors in 2002 going straight into coaching with the Roosters’ premier league side. He took that team to grand final success in 2004 before returning to Auckland as assistant coach in 2005.

IVAN CLEARY

Born: March 1, 1971
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales
Family status: Married to Rebecca (three children)
Previous coaching: Roosters premier league coach 2003-2004 (won
premiership 2004); Vodafone Warriors assistant coach 2005; Vodafone Warriors head coach 2006
NRL records: Coaching record: 23 matches, 12 wins, 11 losses (win percentage 52.17%)
Playing record: 189 first-grade games: Manly (1992-93) 15 games, North Sydney (1994-95) 37 games, Roosters (1996-99) 84 games, Vodafone Warriors (2000-02) 53 games
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Yah :D nice to have good Warriors news again! Saw it on the xtra.co.nz site (yes despite living in Melbourne I keep NZ news as a home page!! lol). Some one here calls him 'aunty ivan' haha, but good on him I think he's going pretty well so good to see the Warriors are keeping him!
 

warriors4life_old

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Great news for the club, Ivan has really stood up as a coach this year and hopefully will continue to in the future, good to see the Warriors management have shown faith in him.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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Woo this is awesome news!!

Ivan has really turned the club around!!..great stuff :lol:
 

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