MongoDB Community Operator - Fails no logging

Using the community operator - following install instructions on this page:

I get one line of output in the pod: Running ./manager

the events show this: there does not seem to be any clue to the cause

Normal Pulled 11m (x4 over 12m) Successfully pulled image
Normal Created 11m (x4 over 12m) Created container mongodb-kubernetes-operator
Normal Started 11m (x4 over 12m) Started container mongodb-kubernetes-operator
Normal Pulling 10m (x5 over 12m) Pulling image “
Warning BackOff 2m18s (x48 over 12m) Back-off restarting failed container