Manly have released a statement relating to Trent Barrett’s future at the club, after news circled on Wednesday morning suggesting the Sea Eagles would refuse to release the coach until July.

Fox SportsĀ reported that due to Barrett serving his notice in July and the club having a 12-month notice period, the Sea Eagles would hold him to his contract until mid-2019, which would have been a lengthy stand-off for both parties.

However, Manly released the following statement, suggesting the news was “factually incorrect.”

The Club wishes to advise that earlier reports today in relation to its Head Coach Trent Barrett are factually incorrect.

The Club continues to work with Trent on an ongoing basis to ensure the best possible continuity of business for its football department, its playing group and the Club overall.

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