Deemed as the right man for the job by those that matter most, the Manly Sea Eagles fans, the club has today confirmed that Trent Barrett will remain in the role until the end of 2020.
The news of Barrett’s retention follows the further good news for Manly, who today announced Lyall Gorman as their new CEO.
The Manly board were pleased with the way the club has been run from a playing perspective in the last two years and that influenced their decision to retain him.
“Trent has developed a very positive performance-focused culture amongst the team and football operations staff,” said chairman Scott Penn.
“His contract extension reflects the high regard we have for his coaching ability, and the stability the extension provides the club.
“The club and Trent can now look forward to a positive future with a focus on ensuring a great 2018 season.”
As Manly continue to build their side, Barrett himself is pleased with the side the club has at their disposal and looks forward to guiding his crop of players to potential success.
“We have a very talented and liked minded playing group who I really enjoy coaching,” said Barrett.
“They enjoy playing with, and for each other, and we have all the ingredients for continued success at the Sea Eagles.”
“I really appreciate the support I’ve received from the players, coaches and support staff and also the Board, management, and our Members, fans, partners and the community. I’m now focused on preparing the team for the 2018 season.”