And it seems quite a few Bulldogs players share that sentiment.
"Contrary to popular opinion, I didn't come here just because of Des. I was disappointed for him the way things turned out," Foran told NRL.com, referring to Hasler being shown the door in September. The premiership-winning coach has since launched a legal challenge over the way the split took place.
"But I've been really enjoying my time under Dean. It's been great to be coached by him.
"He's a different style to Des as every coach has their own way. But I am enjoying Dean's spin on things.