IÃ¢Â€Â™m not quitting: Delmege Â Â * news Â Â Â Â Â o People 13 Feb 09 @ 03:22pm by JASON AVEDISSIAN http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/news/story/i-m-not-quitting-delmege/ MANLY co-owner Max Delmege has guaranteed he will not walk away from the Sea Eagles and has promised to work with fellow owner Scott Penn to ensure the clubÃ¢Â€Â™s long-term future. The Sea Eagles were in damage control yesterday after a board meeting on Thursday night saw CEO Grant Mayer resign. Mr Mayer opted not to seek an extension to his contract, which expires on October 31 this year. Mr Penn, chairman of Sea Eagles Ltd, has also accused Mr Delmege of owing the club sponsorship money, in the vicinity of Ã¢Â€Âœhundreds and thousands of dollarsÃ¢Â€Â. Mr Delmege hit back yesterday, claiming he may only owe the club a bonus from winning the 2008 NRL premiership. Central to the spat between the Delmege and Penn families is Delmege Commercial pulling out of a joint proposal to upgrade Manly-Warringah League Club. But Mr Delmege yesterday told The Manly Daily he Ã¢Â€Âœwill not walk awayÃ¢Â€Â and was committed to Manly for the long haul. Ã¢Â€ÂœAs far as Manly is concerned, they have got my 100 per cent financial support,Ã¢Â€Â he said. Ã¢Â€ÂœCommercial people will at times have disagreements, thatÃ¢Â€Â™s common. Ã¢Â€ÂœThereÃ¢Â€Â™s no way I can walk away, I couldnÃ¢Â€Â™t do that to the supporters. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s purely a difference of opinion on a couple of things.Ã¢Â€Â When asked about monies owed, Mr Delmege said: ``There could be the grand final bonus, but all the sponsorship was paid up. ``IÃ¢Â€Â™m very disappointed with the way Scott Penn is going about this. ``This is not about two families, this club is run by the people.Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ The Daily understands Mr Mayer was going to step down regardless of the boardÃ¢Â€Â™s decision not to ratify his tenure for another year. The Sea EaglesÃ¢Â€Â™ four main benefactors are the Delmege and Penn families, the Manly-Warringah League Club and the Manly Warringah Rugby League Football Club. Mr Penn said if a stakeholder cannot hold up their end of the agreement, then alternatives must be considered. ``If any party canÃ¢Â€Â™t abide by that, thatÃ¢Â€Â™s fine, thereÃ¢Â€Â™s no issue with that, but someone else is going to have to take it on,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ he said. ``That doesnÃ¢Â€Â™t mean someone walks away, it just means someone will have an increased stake, or maybe another party will come to the table and become involved.Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ Mr Mayer said ideally he would remain at the Sea Eagles, but believes for the sake of the club he must walk away. ``I want to be at Manly long-term, but at the moment thereÃ¢Â€Â™s some issues they need to resolve and I hope my actions help resolve those issues,Ã¢Â€Â™Ã¢Â€Â™ he said. Will this damage the Sea Eagles premiership chances in 2009? Comment online.