It went back and forth countless times, as to whether or not he would in fact remain with the club, but, finally, Daly Cherry-Evans has made his decision – and he will remain at Manly until the end of the 2015 NRL season.
Cherry-Evans, who was the 2011 Dally M Rookie of the Year, agreed to the new deal (an extension), and said that he cannot think of any other club he would want to be at.
â€œManly gave me my start in the NRL and I love it here,” he said.
“I get the opportunity to play with so many committed, talented players and itâ€™s great to know Iâ€™ll be here for years to come.â€
For Manly coach Geoff Toovey, he believes that there is still more room for DCE to grow and mature as a player, heading towards the future – in what is an ominous sign for rival clubs.
â€œDaly was a big part of our success last year and we havenâ€™t see the best of him yet.”
“Heâ€™s a superstar of the future and with the quality players he has around him, we can continue our winning formula.â€
David Perry, who is the Chief Operating Officer at the Manly Sea Eagles, said that re-signing Cherry Evans was the primary priority for the club.
â€œThereâ€™s no doubt Daly is an outstanding player and a vital part of the Sea Eagles future. To secure him for the long-term is a huge boost for the club and our supporters.â€