Des Hasler has been sacked from his post as Head Coach for the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs.
FORMER Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs players, Dean Pay and Jim Dymock, are just two under consideration to replace sacked head coach Des Hasler.
The Bulldogs informed Hasler last week 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.
Bulldogs chairman Ray Dib informed Hasler and his management of the club's decision, effective immediately, on Tuesday.
Hasler, has been at the Bulldogs since 2012 and has coached them for six seasons, taking them to grand finals in 2012 and 2014, only to lose both.
Meanwhile Dib says the heads of agreement reached with Hasler for an extension of his contract, were non-binding.
"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," Dib said.
"The club will now begin its search for a new head coach and will provide further information once that process has been completed."
Ex-Bulldogs player Dean Pay is the heavy favourite to take over from 2018.
Pay, who played 108 games for the Dogs from 1989 to 1994, is currently an assistant coach at Canberra. Current Bulldogs assistant coach Jim Dymock is also under consideration for the role, which should be decided within a fortnight.