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Des Hasler Launches Civil Proceedings Against Former Club Manly Sea Eagles

Former Manly Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler is taking the club to court over his termination, almost a year after he was sacked.

The 2022 season for the Sea Eagles was less than favourable, tarnished over the Pride jersey saga.

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Revealed by the Daily Telegraph, Hasler has commenced civil proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court over Manly’s treatment of him.

Hasler is seeking compensation after his coaching contract was terminated last October while it had another year to go.

It’s understood Manly’s lawyers and Hasler’s legal team, who is being represented by Sydney lawyer Dan McGirr, have tried to settle the matter out-of-court but were unsuccessful.

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“The club won’t be taking a backward step and is ready to defend the claim in court,” a Manly spokesman told the Daily Telegraph.

It won’t be the first time Hasler has taken a club to court. In 2017, he sued the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for $2.4 million after he was sacked with two years remaining on the contract.

The two sides were able to settle the matter out-of-court.

Hasler begins the next phase of his coaching career formally next month, having signed a three-year deal with the Gold Coast Titans in July.

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