It appears as if Des is to go at the end of 2012. As a professional he will give 100% next year and it will also allow for a smooth transition. Some people are assuming that Tooves is a certainty to replace Des but does he want the job? Is he the best man for the position. As a professional club, surely we will advertise far and wide, seeking to get the best applicant for the position. Manly has a strong history of appointing coaches closely related to the club but the process must be transparent and well done to ensure the best possible candidate gets the job. Stability and certainty early next season will ensure that players will know what is going on and recruitment etc can take place.