Des Hasler is set to return to Manly as the club’s new head coach, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.
It is understood that Hasler will sign a three-year deal with the club, which is expected to be officially announced at 1pm on Monday, with the Sea Eagles calling a press conference.
Hasler is one of Manly’s all time greats as a player and coach, having played 256 games with the Sea Eagles (including two premierships in 1987 and 1996) and having coached them to a further two premierships in 2008 and 2011.
It is also understood that Hasler has no desire to keep disgruntled departing coach Trent Barrett at the club in any capacity.
“Des is a hard core professional. He does have a fear factor about him,” one source told The Daily Telegraph.
Hasler’s coaching record is certainly impressive, with two premierships, three grand finals, a 58.2 per cent win rate and 12 straight finals appearances from 2005-2016.