June 15, 2024

Chris Sandow released by Parramatta Eels effective immediately - ABC NewsSam Burgess named on shortlist to become new Parramatta Eels head coach

The Eels announced they had sacked former head coach Brad Arthur on Monday, after over a decade at the club, and have since been searching for a successor.

They currently sit just three places above bottom-placed side South Sydney Rabbitohs and have won just three games all season with the 48-16 Magic Round hammering at the hands of Melbourne Storm being the final straw for the 50-year-old.

Former Wigan Warriors star and current Eels’ assistant coach Trent Barrett has been appointed to the interim head coach position.

They had, previously, looked to sign legendary head coach Wayne Bennett, attempting to lure him to the club, but it now seems that he’s on his way to the Rabbitohs.

Therefore, Parramatta are having to look elsewhere, with The Daily Telegraph reporting that they’re ‘scouring NRL and overseas’ for a new head coach.

Reportedly, they’ve drawn up a shortlist of names they’re looking to capture, and this includes the name of Sam Burgess.

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