Rothfield has stated in his blog today that the board didn't want to re-sign hasler in June this year. Clearly this couldn't possibly be true so have they asked rothfield to retract his statement? "This is obviously an emotional issue for Manly supporters. You have to remember Des wanted to stay. He wanted to extend his contract in June. The board didnâ€™t want him. Thatâ€™s a fact. Des has a family to look aftyer like all of us. Canterbury wanted the best coach ion the business so they signed Des. Simple as that. Why didnâ€™t the Manly directors sign Des midway through the season? You should be directing your anger in their direction".