Though his exit has yet to be officially confirmed; if reports are accurate that the Sea Eagles are making inquiries about a replacement for coach Trent Barrett, then his departure is surely on the cards.
That’s exactly what’s being reported by the Daily Telegraph, who’ve stated that Barrett has already handed in his resignation, and at this point he’s just serving out his notice.
If true, it doesn’t reflect well on the Sea Eagles, with Barrett reportedly leaving due to a lack of resources in the football club. If Manly aren’t providing Barrett with the support he needs to be successful, it’s difficult to imagine that conditions would be any different for the next guy – leaving the Sea Eagles potentially at risk of becoming a second-class team in a top-flight competition.
The Sea Eagles have previously stated that they intend to sit down with Barrett post-season and work through the issues, but it seems that that ship may have already sailed.