Former NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet could step away from politics within MONTHS amid talks of a surprise new role at his beloved soccer club.
- Former NSW Premier could leave politics by Christmas
- Dominic Perrottet could be tempted by the role of Wests Tigers
- He resigned as leader of Liveral after the electoral defeat
Rumors are growing that Dominic Perrottet could soon trade parliament for the boardroom of his beloved NRL club.
The former NSW premier stepped down as Liberal leader following the party’s state election defeat in March and currently serves as a member of Epping.
Rumors are circulating that the self-confessed Wests Tigers tragic could quit politics before Christmas and could even be tempted by a managerial or chairman role at the struggling club should the opportunity arise.
The Tigers currently sit at the bottom of the NRL ladder and have not played football finals since 2011.
Rumors are circulating that former NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet (pictured with his son William) will step away from politics in the coming months and could be tempted by a new role at his beloved soccer club.
The former prime minister is reported to be interested in a role at the club if approached as he considers his future post-politics.
In April, the club’s director, Simon Cook, resigned because he said the club needed a transformation when John Dorahy took the reins.
“I think the Wests Tigers need change and regeneration,” Cook said.
“It is time for Wests Tigers to look for new people with the right skills who can bring the club the success our loyal fans deserve.”
He daily telegraph Sports editor Phil Rothfield reported that the former premier would be interested in a role with the Tigers if they approached him.
“I was told that Perrottet, if approached, would be willing to get involved once he is out of politics, most likely by Christmas,” he wrote.
Last month, sources reported that Perrottet will likely be out of politics by Christmas as he feels it is time for a career change.
The father of seven children first hinted at a departure from politics five weeks before the March 25 election, saying he Australian Financial Review: ‘Politics is not something that is done forever’.
“I’ve always seen my time in politics and got into it as something I wanted to do for a short period of time and make a difference,” he told the publication in February.
“And then go and make a difference somewhere else.”
There are reports that Dominic Perrottet (pictured with wife Helen) could be tempted by a managerial or president role at his beloved Wests Tigers if the opportunity arose.
Perrottet (left) can now choose to follow in the footsteps of former Liberal prime minister Barry O’Farrell, who was chairman of the Tigers in 2019, and take the reins of the struggling football club.
If he takes on a role, Perrottet would follow in the footsteps of another former Liberal Premier Barry O’Farrell, who was chairman of the Tigers in 2019. He lasted just six months in office.
Perrottet entered politics in 2010 when he won the Liberal pre-selection for the safe Castle Hill Liberal seat and has remained in the political sphere ever since.
He previously served as state treasurer and deputy leader of the NSW Liberal Party for almost five years since January 2017.
Perrottet then won a leadership ballot to become Premier FFollowing the surprising resignation of Gladys Berejiklian in October 2021.
He resigned as New South Wales party leader in March after Labor was elected to power for the first time in 12 years.