Issac Luke last night broke his silence on the bust-up with manager Gavin Orr that has caused frustrating delays with his contract extension at South Sydney.
Luke said the friendship with Orr had soured and was keen to break the deal he inked with their company Pacific Sports Management until 2014.
“I’m contracted to them, but I’m not with them and my intention is to go somewhere else,” Luke said. “There’s a bit of history, I basically think I can seek better advice from somewhere else. It’s a time management thing. They’ve got a lot of clients and a lot of other players to worry about.”
It’s understood Orr made little contact with Luke last year until it came time to talk contracts. Luke refused to get drawn into a slanging match and Orr did not return calls last night. Players cannot sign deals without an NRL-accredited manager.
Luke also trashed a recent report that linked him with Khoder Nasser and said he had never met the man who orchestrated Sonny Bill Williams’ infamous walk-out on the Bulldogs. “That’s the first I’ve heard of that one,” Luke said.