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Fresh from inking a contract extension with the club, Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire said the entire belief and alignment around the organisation was most pleasing heading in to the 2021 season. 

Maguire's new two-year extension will see him remain at the helm of Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2023 NRL season — making him the second-longest serving Coach in the club's history behind Life Member Tim Sheens.

And while clearly pleased to have his future sorted at the club, the two-time Premiership winner said club unity was the most positive aspect for the year ahead.

"I'm really pleased to be re-signing," Maguire told reporters on Friday.

"It's really good to be able to put the contract to one side now and just concentrate on what we want to do. And, for all of us, that's about performing week-in and week-out and growing our pre-season to chase the title.

"When I first walked in, I had my sights set on wanting to win straight away and I haven't changed from that," he said.

"But sometimes it does take time to bring that change on in organisations and there's been a few hurdles along the way to get to where we are.

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"The organisation is in a really good place now with everything around the team.

"Everyone is focused on what we need to do on and off the field to achieve what we're chasing and that's the real pleasing part of where I stand at the moment."

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With two more seasons secured on top of his already existing 2021 contract, the long-term stability for Maguire doesn't change his approach heading in to the year.

"In my world, I just want to win every week and win every day," he enthused.

"I think that's something that I like to have within the organisation.

"While it's nice to have that put away for my own self, it doesn't really change what I do day-to-day. The expectations remain the same.

"My goal is to get the best out of the players and provide everything we can for the boys to be at their best. 

"We've had some change in the last month and that's brought a new excitement around what we're doing," he said. 

"Joe Ofahengaue started this week, James Tamou starts soon, Paul Momirovski comes back next week, James Roberts has come in — all of that brings a change and a difference to us but the key is how we come together as a group.

"I've got a few changes in the staff too which brings a new energy, so it's an exciting place to be in at the moment."

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