Some of their fans may not agree with it but in a surprise for many, the Canterbury Bulldogs are sticking with coach Des Hasler until the end of 2019.
After the final negotiations were sorted, the club’s board made a decision to stick with Hasler, who, in his five years in charge, has taken the club to the finals all five seasons.
The growth of the club and their system and Des’ familiarity with it was a big reason behind the club’s decision to retain him for club CEO, Raelene Castle.
“Des is a proven coach. His record over the years shows that and we are extremely pleased that negotiations have resulted in Des remaining at the club until the end of the 2019 season”
“This contract extension builds on the last five years of growth within our football program and Des is looking forward to the next two years.”
Des praised the club and its fans in varying regards and is pleased to have a further two years as head coach.
“I have been extremely happy here at the Bulldogs. The club has great history and tradition and an incredibly loyal fan base,” Hasler said.
“I am pleased that I have been able to reach an agreement with the club to extend my contract until the end of 2019.”