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Des Hasler returns to Brookvale as Manly coach

SYDNEY (AP) Des Hasler has signed a three-year contract to return as head coach to Manly, where won two National Rugby League premierships as coach and two top-flight premierships as a player.

Hasler had an acrimonious exit from Manly after guiding the club to the 2011 NRL title before moving to Canterbury. He was the Bulldogs' head coach for six seasons but despite guiding the team to two grand finals, was unable to deliver an NRL title.

Manly placed next-to-last in the 2018 NRL season after Trent Barrett announced in July he planned to quit as coach.