Cronulla chief executive Barry Russell says that the club will fight.
On the Daily Telegraph on Thursday. The staff were friendly and helpful.
But Russell also told NRL.com that the club would have to go before the 2014 Telstra Premiership starts next March.
"We needed to make our long-term future," Russell told NRL.com.
"We are under the stress."
"It's sad and I'm very disappointed."
"The financial stability of our organization is the challenge of NRL clubs."
Russell said expenses "across the board" would be reined in at the club, but there would be no more staff let go.
"It's just as far away as we've been looking for." This club has a great future.
Russell said commercial group was the next area to maximise attempts.
Opal Solar didn't have to take their option for 2019, which brings clubs around $ 1 million per annum in revenue.
"We have got a number of major properties available."
"Our goal is a new front-of-jersey event by the start of the new season.
Signing New Zealand Kiwis half Shaun Johnson from the Warriors.
As a coach, Shane Flanagan is at the Moore Park headquarters.
Money saved from Kangaroos winger Valentine Holmes to be released on a one-year deal.