Manly Sea Eagles have sacked head coach Des Hasler ahead of the 2023 NRL season.
Hasler, 61, had one year remaining on his contract but will not take charge of the club next year. The side finished the regular 2022 campaign outside of the play-offs in 11th position, having claimed just nine wins all season.
The Australian coach led the side to two NRL Premierships in 2008 and 2011, before leaving for a stint at Canterbury Bulldogs.
He returned to Manly ahead of the 2019 season to become the second-most capped coach in the club’s history.
Manly Sea Eagles release statement
Chairman Scott Penn said: “After careful consideration, the board of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles has today unanimously decided that, in the best interests of the club, Des Hasler will not be head coach for NRL season 2023.
“The board and the club would like to acknowledge Des and his long history with the club as a player and as a coach, enjoying two premierships with the club as a player and taking the club to two more premierships as a coach.
“We are grateful and appreciative to Des for his dedication to the club, the team, all of its supporters and the sponsors over a long period of time. Des will always remain an icon of the club and an integral part of the club’s history.
“The club is in discussions with Des and his management to try to reach an amicable resolution which is acceptable to the parties.”