Manly stars back under-fire Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey after club CEO admits job threat JON GEDDES THE DAILY TELEGRAPH APRIL 10 Manly Sea Eagle coach Geoff Toovey not worried Toovey digs heels in over Manly future CEO: Season outcome will determine Toovey’s position Jamie Buhrer is one of a number of players to throw his support behind Toovey. Veteran prop Willie Mason praised the amount of effort that Toovey puts in every week and the passion he shows towards the Manly club and the jersey. “At the moment we are just losing games, I have no problems with the club or Toovs,” Mason said. “It’s pretty much based on what we do out on the field- if we go out there out there and just walloped for six games in a row he is going to get sacked pretty much. “That sucks, I don’t want that to happen.” Forward Jesse Sene-Lefao became emotional as he said he backed Toovey 100 per cent. “He is a club legend, he is passionate and that is what you need from a coach,” Sene-Lefao said “He also backs the boys which is massive, that’s what you want from a coach. If you don’t back your boys you don’t win games; “It’s pretty sad to say that we lose a couple of games and then they start blaming the coach- the coach can only control what he can do off the field.” Manly chairman Scott Penn told The Daily Telegraph Toovey’s position depends on results. And winger Cheyse Blair agreed, saying the players have to get the team out of the hole they are currently in. “I don’t think it is him, it is us,” Blair said. Toovey said he has not spoken with Penn about his future “I’m not feeling any pressure but obviously I am a competitor- I like to win and the players are in the same vein,” he said. “All I can do is focus the players and myself and the club and the coaching staff on performing at our best- we have been a bit below that over the last couple of weeks but we are not far off. “There is no certainty in rugby league but I’m confident that we will produce the goods and that you’ll see me here for the length of my contract.” He also revealed he was confident that centre Steve Matai would play against the Panthers today. Manly players have expressed their support after reports coach Geoff Toovey’s job is under threat.