Manly Sea Eagles have appointed Des Hasler as the club’s new head coach for the next three years.
A Premiership winning player and coach with the Sea Eagles, Hasler returns to the club he coached to lifting two NRL Premierships in 2008 and 2011.
Hasler also won the World Club Challenge with the Sea Eagles in 2009 as they beat Leeds Rhinos.
Manly chairman Scott Penn said: “Des was instrumental in delivering the club enormous success after the Northern Eagles era.
“I could not be more confident that he can take the club back to a new era of success.
“Des is a Manly man, demands success and will deliver the club results that our members and fans have come to expect.
“It is an exciting time for the future of the club.”
Hasler played 257 games over 12 seasons for Manly, winning Premierships in 1987 and 1996.