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Toovey: Manly owners wouldn’t admit they’ve made a mistake

Former Manly coach Geoff Toovey says he would return to the club that sacked him, though he’s not sure the owners would want him back.

Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio’s Halftime with James Willis, Toovey responded to the question of whether he would be interested in returning to coach the Sea Eagles:

“I would, but I think the owners… I don’t think they’d ever admit they’ve made a mistake and have me back. That’s just life”.

Toovey, who won a Premiership with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles as a player also admitted it was tough to see the club struggle this season.

“It’s a club with a lot of history. It’s been very disheartening to see what’s happened this year. I just hope they fix things up in the off season and get back on track,” he said.

The former Kangaroo also had some thoughts on where the club was going wrong.

“They need some really strong leadership which we’ve had in the past. Someone needs to put their hand up and say ‘this is what we’re doing, this is where we’re going to’ and don’t change that direction every five minutes.”

He also revealed that – unlike what recent coach Trent Barrett complained about – Toovey didn’t have to bring his own office furniture to work.

“I didn’t have to bring my own desk in. I had a desk there. There were a couple of chairs as well. So we got by”.

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