Former Manly coach Des Hasler is reportedly ready to make a return to Brookvale Oval to replace the outgoing Trent Barrett.
According to reports from Channel 9, Hasler’s management are in advanced negotiations with the Sea Eagles, which could see him return to the position he left back in 2011.
Hasler has fond memories of the Sea Eagles, taking them to premiership success in both 2008 and 2011.
While nothing is official as yet, Channel 9 understand Hasler has already begun sorting out his backroom staff for the 2019 season.
With Michael McGuire and Jason Taylor both knocking back the Sea Eagles, it left John Cartwright and Neil Henry in the running, although the Sea Eagles look to have settled on Hasler as their next coach.
Hasler has an overall win rate in the NRL at 58.2%, and reached another two grand finals with the Bulldogs during his tenure at the club from 2012-2017.