The Manly Sea Eagles dramas are starting to wreak havoc on the playing group with two of the biggest stars revealing their fears.
On Tuesday night club owner Scott Penn confirmed they were “moving on” from Hasler following the horror end to the 2022 season.
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Hasler remains contracted until the end of 2023, but there is strong speculation he has coached his final game in charge after a fallout with club powerbrokers following the pride jersey saga that unfolded ahead of round 20.
Hasler is said to be considering a $1m lawsuit against the club over its decision to implement the pride jersey without consulting with the football department, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The paper reports Hasler considers his inability to fulfil contractual obligations was directly related to the pride jersey decision from club hierarchy.
Penn was glowing in his praise of potential replacement Anthony Seibold, however on Wednesday The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie reported Hasler is adamant on walking through the door on day one of pre-season.
The report stated Hasler will accommodate any changes made by the club, which could involve Seibold becoming an assistant coach.
The ugly feud between the coach and club is causing unrest among the playing group with Tom and Jake Trbojevic fearing the club is “imploding”.
“They feel that the club that they love is imploding in front of their eyes,” manager of both bothers Paul Sutton said.
“They are really down in the dumps with the place.
“If it continues, it is wearing and once the place becomes unsavoury, what do you do? If it becomes untenable.
“Obviously you’d assume Tommy would be a Sea Eagle for life but all the internal rumblings and conflict have taken a toll on him mentally.
“He has expressed to me his disappointment in the club’s behaviour. He has expressed he is unhappy — both Jake and Tom have.
“Jake has called me from England expressing how unhappy he is with the club. It’s the same as with Tom, this has taken a toll on him.
“All this has probably changed the narrative in terms of how they felt in the past.”
Despite their unrest, the Trbojevic brothers aren’t intended on departing the Sea Eagles anytime soon.