NRL integrity unit set to investigate Manly’s front office

The NRL is set to investigate Manly’s front office after a disgruntled ex-employee came forward to complain about the tumultuous office environment at the northern beaches club, according to reports.

Things came to a head earlier this year when CEO Tim Cleary fired Kristie Fulton, the daughter of club legend and head of the Sea Eagles football department, Bob Fulton.

Cleary’s brief and tumultuous tenure ended when he resigned last month, seemingly ending the club’s civil war.

But there could be more drama ahead for the Sea Eagles, with the NRL’s integrity unit now set to investigate the claims of a former staffer.

“It’s no secret that we’ve had a difficult last 12 months in our front office,” Sea Eagles owner Scott Penn said told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“We’ve employed some good new people in the corporate area and we’re confident they will do a good job for the club in coming months.

“If the integrity unit wants to talk to anyone in regards to our front office, I would encourage that.”

According to Fairfax, 21 staff have either left the front office or been sacked over the past three years.