GLADSTONE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Daly Cherry-Evans reacts with Manly team mates during the round five NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Manly Sea Eagles at Marley Brown Oval on April 8, 2018 in Gladstone, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans will walk out of the club if Neil Henry is appointed coach, according to reports.

Channel 7 last night reported the angst between Cherry-Evans and Henry would result in the Sea Eagles captain seeking a release from his contract if the former Gold Coast coach is appointed the man to replace Trent Barrett.

There is bad blood between Cherry-Evans and Henry after the halfback back flipped on his decision to join the Titans in 2015.

Henry refused to criticise Cherry-Evans publicly about his backflip but was believed to be hurt by the decision.

Cherry-Evans said at the time, the decision was the hardest in his life.

“I sat in my car and searched for his number and it was a really slow process. It was just really tough because I feel as though I was letting Neil down.

“The only reason that would have me let someone down is to benefit me and my family. I did feel extremely uncomfortable doing it but I knew it was best to hear it from me first and I really respect Neil and the way he handled the news.”

Henry is on a shortlist for the Sea Eagles job, along with John Cartwright, Jason Taylor and Des Hasler.

Manly are set to announce a new coach in the coming week.

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