SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Bulldogs coach Des Hasler speaks to the media after the round four NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Lottoland on March 25, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Manly have officially appointed former coach Des Hasler to become the club’s new Head Coach on a three-year deal.

Hasler has won premierships as both a player and coach at the Sea Eagles, and returns after leaving the club at the end of the 2011 season.

Manly Chairman Scott Penn spoke highly of Hasler, and was thrilled to announce him as the club’s new coach.

“Des was instrumental in delivering the Club enormous success after the Northern Eagles era. I could not be more confident that he can take the Club back to a new era of success,’’ Penn told the club’s website.

“Des is a Manly man, demands success and will deliver the Club results that our members and fans have come to expect. It is an exciting time for the future of the Club.”

Hasler also spoke on the appointment, and said he wants to make the Sea Eagles a powerhouse of the NRL again.

“Manly has always been a proud club, one that has had an extremely passionate and loyal supporter base,” Hasler told seaeagles.com.au.

“We need to reinvigorate all of the ingredients that made Manly the Club that it is, including maintaining the highest possible standards both on and off the field.

“It is imperative that we engage at a high level with all of our members, fans and stakeholders to enable them to share the journey ahead with us. A journey that I know will be a great one.”

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