Jason Demetriou

The coaching situation at Manly continues to be a hot topic on everyone’s lips, as now a new candidate has entered the race to gain the head coaching role.

It’s understood by 7 News Brisbane that the Broncos assistant coach Jason Demetriou is the newest named rumoured to be linked to the Brookvale club.

Despite being heavily favored, and backed by current coach Wayne Bennett, to take over from the supercoach at Brisbane, Demetriou is in serious discussions with Manly regarding the vacant head coaching role.

Demetriou has been tipped as the man to take over from Bennett at the Broncos, but it has now been understood that he has been interviewed multiple times by Sea Eagles officials.

The other contender to take over from Trent Barrett as Manly’s coach is former Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler.

Speaking with 7 News Brisbane, Hasler revealed nothing formal has been shown to him as of yet.

“No, no, no- I haven’t signed any deal,” Hasler said.

“I’ve just arrived back from overseas and obviously i have a desire and would like to coach in the NRL again.”

It’s believed Demetriou still wants to stay at the Broncos and replace Bennett as head coach come the end of the 2019 season.

Demetriou will undergo the interviewing process with Brisbane for the position, but a formal offer from the Sea Eagles would be an offer which could be too hard to ignore.

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