Manly Sea Eagles sack football manager Steve Gigg Date August 18, 2015 - 11:20PM Be the first to comment Adrian Proszenko Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...steve-gigg-20150818-gj24ay.html#ixzz3jC73fLYO Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook The bloodletting at Manly continues with long-serving football manager Steve Gigg sacked on Tuesday. Gigg, who has served in the position during two stints with the Sea Eagles, was told he would not be required after the completion of the season. Gigg, who has previously worked at the Roosters, is part of a massive clean-out, which has also claimed coach Geoff Toovey, his assistants and several other staffers who were popular with the playing group. It's believed management had intended to break the news to players at training on Wednesday. Gigg was unavailable for comment on Tuesday night. The development comes after counsellor Judy Fitzgerald, who has been working closely with the players during a time of great change at Brookvale, parted company with the club last week. Gigg was the last remaining member of the former retention and recruitment committee that has been disbanded since the Penn family took control of the club last year. League Immortal Bob Fulton is now calling the shots after rejoining the club he played and coached, leading to a total overhaul of the roster. At least a dozen players have been told their services aren't required for next year, including some – such as veteran hooker Matt Ballin – who remain under contract. The club is trying to free up salary cap space after splashing out on a "lifetime" contract for Daly Cherry-Evans, as well as 2016 recruits Nate Myles, Darcy Lussick, Lewis Brown and Apisai Koroisau. Ballin, who has been in outstanding form in recent weeks, has vowed to dig his heals in. Gigg's axing is part of preparations for the arrival of Panthers assistant Trent Barrett as head coach next year. The club is now in the unusual position of potentially sacking Toovey at a time when he could yet steer the Sea Eagles to an unexpected finals berth.