GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett during the round 11 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Manly Sea Eagles at Cbus Super Stadium on May 20, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

Manly head coach Trent Barrett has threatened to leave the club due to it’s poor resources.

The Sunday Telegraph 
is reporting that an infuriated Barrett has asked his manager Wayne Beavis to send the club’s chief executive Lyall Gorman a letter outlining his concern over the lack of goods.

Barrett could leave the club to take on Penrith’s current vacant coaching position, while Manly are reportedly so concerned with the situation that officials are surveying the market for potential replacements.

Manly are currently without a recruitment manager and general manager after Gareth Holmes departed to Canterbury.

Additionally, league Immortal Bob Fulton has not been replaced since he quit the club in August.

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The Sunday Telegraph reports that Barrett will meet with Beavis on Monday to discuss his future at Manly.

Gorman insisted on Monday that the club’s current primary focus was to close out the season strongly and would focus on replenishing their resources at the end of their campaign.

“We’ve only got one focus and that’s to win our last four games,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“Then we’ll review where our club is at the end of the season.

“The job now is to avoid the wooden spoon then getting on with building the foundations for next year. I’m hopeful Baz will be there.”

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Phil Gould really dislikes Manly. That’s why he allowed Barrett to go there. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. I would like to Express intrest in the player recruitment role.
    My objective is simple- To not recruit players like Brown, Croker, Uate, Hodkinson, and to not release players like Blake Green before a suitable replacement has been secured.
    I believe if I can achieve this objective it puts me light years ahead of anyone that been recruiting at the club lately.

    • All of you Manly fans were singing Uate’s praises last year and saying he was the best winger in the comp.

      As for the situation Manly find themselves in, it sounds a hell of a lot like where my Eels are at.
      No wonder both clubs are languishing at the bottom of the table.
      Great win last night though against a supposed top 4 team.
      The St Merge fade out strikes again lol.

      • Last year walker was on fire hence uate benefited this year he was a clown dropped it every game and cost us a few games on his own. Barrett never dropped him for some reason like he didn’t drop dce. And yes i wanted you to lose but i gotta say you guys played really well moses has a few cracker games in him of he can be more consistent watch out! Hayne has been good for you hes like your new semi lol. As for the dragoons we all knew they would slide out of form its just how they roll even there fans know it. They all laughed and lol’d when we had injuries copping it.. now widdop is down vaughn out LOL told you your time would come redflop90. No soup for you. Beaten by last place 40-4 slaaaaaaaaaP

        • It means nothing coming from a soccer playing manly supporter, you don’t have to worry about finals for a few years.

      • Kev, I never “sang Uates praises.”
        The most fundamental skill a winger needs is to catch a ball. At this Uate failed miserably.
        I always called for him to be given a chance at centre.

        • Sorry screamingeagle. Was a bit to generalised.
          What I should have said was most Manly supporters on here were singing his praises.

  3. Cronulla look red hot lately. They’re giving the storm a touch up and only lost to manly by one point last week.
    Good for them.

  4. Im sure Barrett knew what Manly had before he signed – he was coming over from Penrith so he knew what they were building. If he wants to lay down threats, then the club needs to move him on. No one, player or coach should be bigger than the club – look what Gus has done to Penrith and similar with Bennett and the Broncos this year.

    Bring back Toovey and have Menzies as his assistant. Further to that, bring on Matty Johns as a consultant, the same way Melbourne has.

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