Hasler has inside running on vacant
Sea Eagles post

With current Manly coach Peter Sharp this evening announcing he would not re-apply for the position in 2004.

After taking the reigns of the club from club legend Bob Fulton in 1999, Sharp has seen the club go through a complete transformation from glamour 90's club to a financially struggling entity that has failed to fire since merging with the North Sydney Bears.

In his four years as head coach, Sharp has won 45 games out of the 107 he has contested. His 42% career winning percentage is solid considering the turnover of talent at the club since 1999.

Manly favourite son, Des Hasler, currently Manly's head trainer and strength and conditioning coach, has the inside track on the now vacant post according to various reports out of the club.

Although don't discount the chances of Graham Lowe, whose ticket is sure to be backed heavily by Manly Leagues supremo Ken Arthurson.

This week shapes up as a vital one for the future of the Manly club, especially after a weekend that saw former player and Channel Nine commentator, Paul Vautin fall on his own sword as Chairman for the sake of increased funding for the club.