David Perry

It is a similar role to the one that Phil Gould currently holds at the Panthers, but the Sea Eagles believe it is the move that has to be made – as David Perry takes on the role of General Manager at the club, for the next 3 years.

With the move confirmed after a fiery board meeting last night, with resistance from both the Penn family and part-owners of the club – the motion was passed in favour of Perry, four votes to three.

It was Perry who was behind the push to retain as many key players from Manly’s 2011 premiership winning year.

“Obviously the board have voted to renew the contract for David Perry, whose position will now be general manager of the club,” said Quantum boss Phil Sidney, who is the board’s spokesperson.

“The contract hasn’t fully been signed off as yet, but the board has approved the contract in principle for another three years.

“We believe David has done an exceptional job since coming to the club, especially through some trying periods.

“In his time at the club he has helped to turn it around financially. We are now getting into a position where, in the coming year, it will operate profitably or in the break-even position without any propagation payments from the Leagues Club.

“He’s had a lot of bad press but we’re very proud of his achievements.

“He’s been maligned as a rookie CEO – quite frankly, if anyone deserves a medal, it’s him as rookie of the year.”

It is believed that the three directors who voted against Perry becoming General Manager, were Scott Penn, Peter Peters and Kerry Chrysiliou.

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