Newest Immortal joins Manly ranks as a specialist coach

His rugby league journey will enter a new chapter, as rugby league's newest Immortal Andrew Johns embarks on a new role – one as a specialist coach for the Manly Sea Eagles.

On top of that, Johns will also serve as an ambassador for the club in 2013, where he will work closely with Manly coach Geoff Toovey and the Manly coaching staff, as well as assisting the club in their current membership drive for 2013.

David Perry, who is the General Manager at the Sea Eagles, says that the club is excited by the acquisition of Johns.

“Joey is recognised as one of the greatest rugby league players of all time and to be able to draw on his expertise exclusively, will give our club an edge,” Perry said.

“He’s highly regarded by our players, staff and the wider NRL community, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming a professional of his calibre to our staf


Johns is also excited at the chance to work with the Manly Sea Eagles, particularly with their young halves.

“What’s really exciting is working with young players who aspire to become NRL players, as well as having an important involvement with the NRL squad,” he said.

It will not be the first time that Johns has worked with Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran in the past, either.

“They are smart players, with huge potential,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to working with Geoff Toovey and his team to fine tune certain aspects that will hopefully continue Manly’s success.”

Whilst in the past, they were fierce competitors, Toovey says that he is looking forward to working alongside his former rival in Johns.

“Joey’s helped us a lot in the past but it’s great to have him onboard now in a more permanent role,” Toovey said.

“His technical expertise and knowledge of the game will be invaluable to us.”