Des Hasler to leave the Sea Eagles at the end of 2012 8/10/2011 11:54:27 AM The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles have started the search for a new coach for 2013 after been advised by Des Hasler that he intends to leave the club at the end of the 2012 season to join the Bulldogs. After 8 years as Coach and having achieved another career milestone in helping the Sea Eagles win its 8th Premiership, Des has decided it is time to take on a new challenge in 2013. The Club put forward a compelling financial offer however Des was motivated by the challenge of writing a new chapter in his coaching career. Sea Eagles Chairman Scott Penn said: â€œAfter 255 games and winning 2 Premierships as a Player and 206 games as Coach including 2 Premierships, we cannot thank Des enough for his exceptional and loyal service to the Sea Eagles. We are very disappointed that we couldnâ€™t come to terms with Des for a long term contract extension, however the realities of the modern game are that dual premiership winning coaches such as Des are not only in high demand but can attract significant financial packages. Whilst we put forward a substantial offer to match the competition, it was obvious Des was seeking a new challenge in 2013.â€ Des Hasler said: â€œIt is a credit to the players and my staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve the successes of 3 Grand Final appearances and 2 titles. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 8 years as coach of the club and look forward to a final successful year in 2012. It is business as usual.â€ The Club will now begin a process to recruit a new coach for the 2013 season with a number of internal candidates already in the mix as part of the clubs succession plan.[hr] This has just been placed on the club website. Thoughts anyone wonder why nothing was done to the media.