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Bulldogs offer to Des - according to G Hughes

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagle-rock08, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

    +70 / 0
    I was listening to the radio on 2HD at Newcastle and heard the regular 'pre-match' picks by Hughes and a local TV and radio identity up here. They do this every Friday morning.

    They both picked Manly by the way.

    Graeme Hughes went on to say that the Dogs were offering Des an additional $200K to coach their side.

    He also said he'd have something about the board meeting and the withdrawal of the lawyer just before the Glenn Stewart appearance judiciary a few weeks ago.

    I for one would hate to see Des go but it's a big offer. But I hope it's more than just money with Des and it's Manly pride and he stays.

    After all, in my opinion he should be and is 'coach of the year' for the past several years.

    I would rate the coaches as follows:

    1 Des
    2 Cleary
    3 Bennett
    4 Belly ache (I don't know how he continually gets the nod - he had the best team money could buy and has still won nothing.)
  2. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

    +238 / 3
    Hasler is signed on as our coach next year.
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,115 / 14
    But he also said all this rumoring was coming from Canterbury terrertory
  4. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 / 0
    Who would we rather keep? Des and Crusher or the board members they cant stand?
  5. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

    +408 / 0
    I heard Crusher this morning. It's a complete beat up. Des is contracted to the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2012 season.
  6. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,273 / 131
    Penn has invested many millions into the team and he won't stand by and let Des go any time soon.
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,465 / 74
    Certainly Bulldogs probably have made that offer. I don't think it makes a difference and we will see Des extend his contract. Though I would say that a lot of it hinges on whether the current make-up of the boards of both the FC and the Sea Eagles may impact on the decision. Ideally there would be a change in one if not both.
  8. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +212 / 2
    Canterbury Bulldogs keen to interview Manly Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler
    Phil Rothfield
    Sports Editor-at-Large
    The Daily Telegraph
    September 23, 2011 12:00AM

    THE secret is out on why the Bulldogs have delayed naming a coach for next season - they want to interview Manly's Des Hasler once he has completed his commitments with the Sea Eagles this year.
    The Daily Telegraph can reveal Canterbury have made preliminary contact with a senior player agent who is advising the record-breaking 2008 premiership-winning coach on his future.

    It's a good time for the Bulldogs to be putting out feelers because Hasler is unhappy working under several board members who recently dismissed his long-time friend and media advisor Peter Peters. The same board members earlier this year had the opportunity to extend Hasler's contract beyond next season but inexplicably refused to do a deal.

    Canterbury are also keen on Manly's recruitment boss Noel Cleal to work alongside Hasler.

    It is unlikely Hasler would leave Manly because of his incredibly strong bond with the players, particularly the Stewart brothers, Glenn and Brett.

    But the fact the Bulldogs have waited weeks and put a number of other high-profile coaches on hold indicates how keen they are to sit down with Hasler next week or after the grand final - even knowing Manly have an option on his services.

    When I asked a senior Canterbury official about their interest in Hasler, he replied: "No comment." But he added: "Who wouldn't want Des Hasler?"

    Hasler is on about $400,000 but could earn more than $600,000 at Belmore. He is rated among the top three coaches in the game, alongside Wayne Bennett and Craig Bellamy.
  9. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 / 0
    What did he say mate?
  10. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,338 / 60
    Any board members not giving 110% support to Des & Crusher have a hell of a lot to explain. Surely.
  11. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

    +327 / 4
    That's why people NEED to become members of the Football Club so that they can get voting rights to have a say who is on the Board to make these decisions!
  12. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,273 / 131
    Can anyone confirm if the statement in the article "The same board members earlier this year had the opportunity to extend Hasler's contract beyond next season but inexplicably refused to do a deal" is actually true or not?

    And if it is true then explain why Des was not signed up long term?
  13. SeaEagle007

    SeaEagle007 Well-Known Member

    Eagle Vale, Campbelltown
    +247 / 14
    Guys I believe this is all media bs .. News Ltd would be having a field day with this.. They are desprate to make sure we don't get a win.. Just forget about this shyte and concentrate on venting all this energy at the game tonight. We will be at the wrong end of the penalty count the boys need us more than ever tonight. Don't worry about Des he is Manly through and through. P.s whoever is not a member please consider joining its not that expensive for basic membership... Let's go manly...
  14. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,825 / 53
    He would have to go to Belmore every day and he would only get an extra $200K. Sounds like a cr@p deal to me.

    ps. They are overpaying their halfback too!
  15. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +212 / 2
    Cant see Des walking around Canterbury with out being shot at......... He just doesnt fit in.
  16. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +796 / 7
    I'm pretty sure that when Des took the reins it was somewhat due to the fact that he's Manly through & through and took the job because he knew he could make a difference. Also, reasonably sure that at the time it was mentioned that he didn't see himself as a "career" coach - things may have changed in that regard as he's proved to be pretty good at it.
    Can't see him coaching anywhere else for all the tea in China frankly.
  17. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,273 / 131
    Received this e-mail from Bob reilly tonight

    Dear Member
    The Directors of Manly-Warringah District Rugby League Football Club (Football Club) and Manly-Warringah Rugby League Club (League Club) are deeply concerned at reports currently circulating about Des Hasler's position as coach of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

    As Chairman of the Football and League Clubs I can confirm that both Boards:
    • Support Des Hasler as coach of the Sea Eagles
    • Support the extension of Des Hasler's contract to coach the Sea Eagles
    • Support Des Hasler's request for increased funding for the Toyota and NSW Cup teams
    Both Clubs acknowledge the outstanding role Des Hasler has played in the Club as player and coach and his importance to the future of our great club. Both Boards are working with Penn Sport and the Quantum Group to secure a long-term extension of Des Hasler's coaching contract with the Sea Eagles. Rest assured, if we can make it happen, on terms that work for both Des and the Sea Eagles, we will.

    Yours faithfully
    Bob Reilly, Chairman
  18. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,766 / 72
    Must be getting nervous before the upcoming elections
  19. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +212 / 5
    Basically what Des is saying that he wants to coach Manly but is sick of the board interference from the Football Club board. I can assure you that the coaching staff tolerated Max but never liked his interference, dating back to Monasgate!!! A few on our board are more concerned about their egos and their own role rather than what is good for the football club. I think it might be time for a personality or former player to put his name up as Chairman of the Football Club board. Is Max Krilich available?
  20. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +796 / 7
    Sh!t. The full backing of the board...

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