2 Nov 2011

Coach Hasler could leave Manly sooner rather than later

5:53 am on 2 November 2011

The fallout from coach Des Hasler's decision to leave the Manly league club at the end of next year continues to tear apart the NRL premiers, sparking suggestions that he could quit even before the start of the 2012 season.

But that's of no concern to Hasler's new club.

The Canterbury Bulldogs interim head coach Jim Dymock says until Hasler arrives at the club, whenever that might be, the players are motivated in the meantime to return to the NRL finals for the first time since 2009.