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TooveyTo Re-sign as Coach till 2016

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  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Geoff Toovey set to re-sign as coach of Manly Sea Eagles until at least 2016

    DAVID RICCIO THE DAILY TELEGRAPH DECEMBER 22, 2013 12:00AM

    MANLY'S boardroom war has had little impact on Geoff Toovey with the head coach on the verge of extending his future at Brookvale until at least 2016.


    The Sea Eagles were hoping to announce the new deal last Friday, but Toovey instead spent this weekend going over the terms of the deal, which will keep him at the club he has already spent a remarkable 24 years with, both as a first grade player and an NRL coach, for at least a further two seasons.

    Toovey's new deal will provide the ultimate Christmas cheer for members and fans, who have been stuck in the middle of an ugly boardroom battle for control of the Manly District Football Club.

    It was at last Thursday's annual general meeting that Manly chief executive David Perry provided an update on negotiations with Toovey to the football club board, which the members decided to retain at the ballot box.

    Despite some discussion within the room that St George Illawarra were interested in Toovey, Perry informed the directors that after two months of negotiations with the head coach, a deal was imminent.

    In just his second NRL season at the helm of the Sea Eagles after taking over from Des Hasler, Toovey's nous to steer a battered and bruised Manly side into last year's grand final was respected even by their biggest rivals.

    The performance and character which Toovey drew from his players led rugby league immortal and club legend Bob Fulton to champion the signing of Toovey to an extended deal.

    "Everyone is saying that (Michael) Maguire and (Trent) Robinson deserve an upgrade, well, Toovey has had two years at this coaching caper now and Manly have come fourth in his first season, fourth again this year and now they're into the grand final," Fulton said.

    "That has to be recognised by keeping him at the club long-term.''

    Toovey will head into the 2014 season with a squad not too dissimilar to last season. The biggest challenge facing the Sea Eagles is in the forwards following the departure of Brent Kite, George Rose and Joe Galuvao.

    Toovey's new deal will create immediate stability, while also removing him from the pressure-cooker of being one of the few coaches off-contract next season.

    Wests Tigers' Mick Potter, New Zealand Warriors' Matt Elliott, South Sydney's Maguire and Cronulla's Shane Flanagan are all off-contract with their clubs in 2014.

    Dragons coach Steve Price is in a unique situation where the club has an option to keep him on board for 2015, or sever ties with the 36-year-old at the end of next season.

    A busy and targeted recruitment drive that includes the purchase of England duo Gareth Widdop and Mike Cooper and Canberra pair Joel Thompson and Sam Williams to complement the signing of Josh Dugan last season, has left Price feeling confident his future will be with the Dragons.

    Elliott, who in his first season with the Warriors finished 11th, is under immense pressure to make the finals.

    New Zealand have not made the finals since the 2011 grand final and a mid-year battle for wins next year could force an early decision on Elliott's ­future from the Warriors' private owners.
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/geoff-toovey-set-to-resign-as-coach-of-manly-sea-eagles-until-at-least-2016/story-fni3gnk1-1226788015288
     
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  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    would be Foz and DCE signed for life
     
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  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    true BE but stability with the team has been great and definitely helped our fine form over many years. Teams like Parra have to break their culture.
     
  4. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Great chrissie present, well done Tooves!
     
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  5. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Excellent news!! I love the way Toovey can remove himself from the boardroom dramas and concentrate on his job. Getting the team up for the game and getting them in the right head space. He is fantastic at it. I think that was one of Des's problems. He liked to immerse himself in the politics. Downside to being a control freak I guess.
     
  6. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "Everyone is saying that (Michael) Maguire and (Trent) Robinson deserve an upgrade, well, Toovey has had two years at this coaching caper now and Manly have come fourth in his first season, fourth again this year and now they're into the grand final," Fulton said.

    "That has to be recognised by keeping him at the club long-term.''
     
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  7. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Well said Bozo. x 2 :p
     
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  8. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Geoff Toovey's competitive streak , toughness , courage , and never say die , win at all cost is what the Manly culture is all about .
     
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  9. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    There will certainly be many, many happy members and fannies this Christmas!! :)
     
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  10. Townsville Eagle

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    Toovey is the best coach in the rugby league for the manly sea eagles, no question in my mind. Keep him and we keep everything. The guy is a winner filled with as much manly culture that anyone would want. Extend to as long as he wants. This guy is manly all over, inside and out and has maroon and white blood.
     
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  11. Shoe1

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    Mine is happy ;0) very happy
     
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  12. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well done David Perry. Great news.
     
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  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Is everyone ready for this?

    I'm happy with this move. I also think Toovey made a very impressive coach this season.
     
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  14. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...what are your thoughts Ralphie??
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    Skite!! :p
     
  15. master blaster

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    hahaha,good onya Ryan
     
  16. Killer03

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    I don't think many coaches could have taken us through the semi finals this year the way Tooves did.

    A lot of people thought the Sharks would knock us out in Week 2. And I don't recall any commentator or expert saying we could beat Souths in Week 3.

    Life is good. Killer and Tooves can carry this golden era for a while longer!!
     
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  17. HappilyManly

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    Sea Eagles set to give Geoff Toovey a contract extension
    JON GEDDES MANLY DAILY JANUARY 03, 2014 3:34PM

    GEOFF Toovey will be rewarded for the outstanding job he has done as Sea Eagles head coach with a two-year extension to his contract.

    The Manly Daily can reveal that the coaches' retention committee comprising Dave Perry, Scott Penn, Bob Reilly and Phil Sidney met prior to Christmas.

    The upshot was that they ticked off on Toovey getting a new deal which would take him through until the end of the 2016 season.

    The deal now just needs to rubber stamped at a full Sea Eagles board meeting to be held in February.

    The move help ensure continued stability for the NRL side and provide the players with certainty moving forward.

    Since replacing Des Hasler at short notice following the 2011 season Toovey has enjoyed great success in very difficult circumstances.

    In 2011 the side fell one game short of making the grand final and last season they were defeated by Sydney Roosters in the premiership decider.

    At the end of his first two seasons Toovey had to find new assistant coaches when Matt Parish and Brad Arthur were both poached by Parramatta.

    But Toovey has just kept displaying the same resilience he did throughout his playing career with the Sea Eagles.:angel:
     
  18. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Uh-oh, now he's got a long contract....he'll slacken off!
     
  19. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Done great and kept the team going fine. Locking him in will give players(new and old) that certainty of where we are headed.
     
  20. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Guess that was the problem with us wondering where the pen is for signing players; we've moved on to 'rubber stamps'.
     
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