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