There are reports that Des Hasler has officially been sacked by the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs.
This follows a season of speculation about the security of his job, despite him signing a contract extension.
The club has released the following statement on the matter, saying that Hasler was informed of the decision earlier today.
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.”
There remains talk that former Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire could be a favourite for the spot.