TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Manly coach Trent Barrett looks on at the post match media conference at the end of during the round 16 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Manly Sea Eagles at 1300SMILES Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Manly Sea Eagles coachΒ Trent Barrett has revealed he has no intention of leaving the club in the wake of the Penrith Panthers coaching vacancy.

Outgoing Panthers coach Anthony Griffin was sensationally sacked during the week despite his team sitting equal fourth on the ladder.

But Barrett has declared he has no interest in the Panthers job.

“It was a bit of a funny one out there, but that’s certainly not our concern what other clubs are doing,” he told reporters yesterday.

Barrett was an assistant coach at the Panthers alongside Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary, but said he will honour the remaining two years on his current deal.

“I think every coach has been thrown up this week but I’m contracted up here for two years.”


  1. I bet he was disappointed when Gus said No no no no no.
    He’s got no other options now.
    Good luck Trent !

  2. Manly really must be financially in huge trouble if they cant sack Barrett and send him on his way with a payout.πŸ‘€

    • That may well be the case, but this is about Barrett effectively saying, the way I’d read it, the Panthers didn’t throw him a lifeline, not surprisingly.

      Manly could still sack him, but without a suitor, they’ll have to pay him out.

      • That’s true. So I suppose they are stuck with this bloke until his contract ends. With his current coaching record, which is well below par, no club in their right mind would offer him a lifeline.🀐

  3. The easy option is to relocate the sea eagles to perth as they offer nothing to the league. Barrett can still be their coach as no one cares.
    Hasler is open to a contract. ………..

  4. Geez the comments section of this site have become toxic over the past couple of years. Remember the days of people dominating this site being the ones talking footy. Now all it’s is about taking pot shots at each other’s players, club and personal users. Baiting is the main use of it now. AT you need to do something about it, I love this site and have been here a long time. I’m a passionate rugby league supporter and I don’t enjoy scrolling down to the comments section to find toxic comments that offer nothibg more than to antagonize others.

    On topic I hope Baz doesn’t leave. Personally I think he has the makings of a great coach but he suffers from a club who have poor management and can’t get away from the papers even when winning. Good on ya Trent for sticking solid. We will be premiership bound in no time you’ve built a strong squad.

    • Barrett is too soft and lacks answers to his problems. In other words. He is hopeless at coaching.✝ RIP, the next Griffin is just around the corner

    • I think you’re being way too sensitive Holmsey, and that shouldn’t be taken as a personal attack.

      It’s a RL site mate, and it probably doesn’t help that you’re a Manly supporter, just quietly, so I’d expect, and enjoy, rivalry. I think for the most part, overwhelming majority in fact, that’s what you’re reading, and it’s just a bit of fun.

      But back to “serious footy commenting”, I see you’ve signed Kane Elgey. Now that should get you to that premiership quick sticks.

      • Don’t think elgey signed yet… but he can play and showed that yesterday, just needs to improve in defence.. and really manly can only sign who they can afford, so I’d think he’d be he best option for the price we’d be paying him..

    • 1 o’clock in the morning Kev.
      Lucky our wins have been few and far between.
      For the record, I did a bi of celebrating with Mr Boags (James Boags) last night, but not to the wee hours.

  5. “Furious Trent threatens to walk”
    He is worried that Manly are ruining his reputation as a head coach ?
    Maybe the fans should send him a “legal letter”

  6. What has happened to Redv90?????, I told him 3 weeks before the halfway point of this season that Saint Illawarra has over achieved. Perhaps Barrett might be a good replacement for Mary. At least the fans will get consistency most weeks if Barrett takes over Saint Illawarra Chokers by loosing the majority of the time. This will keep the fans from their bitter disappointment each season with their annual end of season fade with Barrett in Charge.😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

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