He is both a playing veteran and a coaching veteran and now the next step in the career of Steve Georgallis will commence, with the former Penrith Panthers head coach and Wests Tigers assistant joining the Manly Sea Eagles for 2014.
In an assistant role at his new club, it is a role that Georgallis is familiar with, having been in a similar position at the Wests Tigers and he will work alongside fellow assistant, David Penna.
For the man himself, it was ultimately an easy decision to make and he looks forward to getting involved with the Manly club and is excited at what lies ahead.
â€œIn the end, it was a pretty easy decision to make. Iâ€™m just really happy to be here and to be able to work with Geoff Toovey, David Penna and all the other trainers and staff,â€ Georgallis said.
â€œThe team itself has a great culture – theyâ€™re a tough team. Iâ€™m really looking forward to working with the players and trying to get the best out of them to hopefully go one better next year.â€
With Manly looking to freshen things up and make another charge towards the NRL finals in 2014, head coach Geoff Toovey is looking forward to having Georgallis on his staff.
â€œSteve comes with a wealth of experience, both as a player and coach, and weâ€™re excited to have him on board,â€ Toovey said.
â€œTo stay at the top in the NRL, youâ€™ve got to be thinking ahead and constantly freshening things up and we definitely feel that this is something Steve can bring to our set up.â€