Manly coach Des Hasler has been rewarded with a new three-year contract following the Sea Eagles flying start to the 2005 NRL season. The new deal will see Hasler remain at Brookvale until the end of the 2008 season.
In only his second year at the club, Hasler has turned the Sea Eagles into a finals contender, with the club currently sharing the competition lead with Brisbane and Cronulla.
Manly's executive chairman Paul Cummings says the re-signing of Hasler was a priority for the club. The Sea Eagles have won 12 of their last 17 matches under Hasler, including their last nine straight at Brookvale Oval.