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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    I was thinking while driving along yesterday that I wonder what Dessies future at Manly this will be his 4th year as coach , so how many more will he be at the helm, will Manly tap him on the shoulder ala Graham Murray or will he do at Wayne Bennent , every team goes thru the ups and downs so would it be the answer to change coaches before this happens
    the topic questions are
    How long is long enough ?
    should he step down or wait for the tap ?
    Who should replace him ? Somebody internally or a top class outsider ?

    p.s. not trying to rock the boat just my thoughts
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Des will be aournd for another few years then Toovey
  3. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +29 /0
    he just took us to the GF

    i;m not worried just at the moment surprisingly
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    I'd say Dessie will be a very long term coach....and I'm actually very glad for it. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets coach of the year this year if Melbourne faulters in any way.
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Des will live and die by his results. Manly have been on the up during his coaching career. (There is no other way to go when you are rock bottom!)

    Should we start to slump or slip away the whispers would start. That is the way the coaching merry-go-round goes.
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    Des is one of those coaches that is long on work ethic and preparation and less so on tactical brilliance.

    I get the impression that Des will get to a point whereby he realises one of two things. That he has won us a GF & can move on or he has hit the wall for new ideas and quietly acknowledges new blood is needed. I reckon Des will tap himself on the shoulder before anyone else.

    Hard to say when the trigger might happen other than we win the GF this year. Otherwise, at a guess end, of 09.
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +170 /1
    Does anyone know what the average "life span" of a coach is? My guess is it would be around the 4-5 year mark.

    At the end of 2010 we will probably have had our window for winning a premiership one would think.
  8. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    Two more years...
  9. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

    +3 /0
    In terms of work ethic, motivation, and respect from the players, I really think Des is just about top of the pile. I'm more circumspect in terms of game tactics and strategies. But this is where the rest of the coaching staff should come in.

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