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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have agreed to part company with Head Coach Des Hasler effective immediately.

The club informed Hasler that they felt that it was in the best interests of both parties if the club moved forward under the direction of another Head Coach.

Hasler, has been at the Bulldogs since 2012 and coached them for six seasons.

Bulldogs Chairman Ray Dib spoke about the decision:

“Today, I informed Des Hasler and his management of our decision to pursue a new Head Coach for our Club, effective immediately.

The heads of agreement reached with Des Hasler for an extension of his contract were non-binding and a decision has been made not to renew his contract for next year.

"These types of conversations are never easy, especially when they involve people we respect personally and professionally, however, the Club believes the decision to change our football leadership was absolutely necessary.

“The Club will now begin its search for a new Head Coach and will provide further information once that process has been completed.”

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.