Manly chief threatens walkout

The chief executive of rugby league’s NRL and world club champions is threatening to walk out on the club within days.

Grant Mayer told Australia‘s Rugby League Week magazine that he has just about had enough of the strife-torn club. The magazine also reveals that Michael Robertson and David Williams have recently re-signed but captain Matt Orford has been asked to take a pay cut.

Mayer tells RLW: “I am close to making a decision on whether to see the year out or give myself a break.

“It’s been made increasingly clear to me that I don’t have much of a future here and it may be best for all concerned if I was to depart before the end of the season.

“I would say there would be a decision within 10 days.’’

The confirmation that wingers Robertson and Williams are staying was due to be made public later this week but we report that the deals were done some time ago.

Captain Orford, however, is back on the shopping lists of Super League clubs with the premiers telling him he would have to take a pay-cut to stay.

“There is no doubt the previous contract Matty had at the club were very lucrative,’’  Mayer admits. “Unfortunately we wouldn’t be in a position to offer the same terms.’’

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