Posted: 5 June, 2012
Eels Coach Stephen Kearney Facing Sack If Losses Continue
Reports suggest that Stephen Kearney will be sacked if the Parramatta Eels lose to their next two matches including the Cronulla Sharks tonight. NRL News
Talk about coaches under pressure… Reports in the Sunday papers yesterday suggest that Stephen Kearney will be sacked if the Parramatta Eels lose to their next two matches including the Cronulla Sharks tonight.
"It seems to me the Parra board have already made up their mind," said Matty Johns from Triple M's Grill Team.
There have been assurances from the Eels board that they will stick by Kearney's five-year-plan for the struggling club, but since Kearney took over the club in 2011 the Eels have won just seven from 35 games.
Which begs the question, if the Eels get belted tonight by Cronulla will he be gone before the game next week?
"Yeah, I do. This is a really pivotal game," said Grill Team co-host Mark "MG" Geyer.
"They're mentioning Jason Taylor and Ricky Stuart. But I would love to see Graham Lowe, who has 'been there, done it' as coach of Manly and (Queensland) Origin brought in as a mentor for Kearney.
"I think Stephen Kearney is a good coach, [but] he needs to be tougher on his players."
Should the Eels sack Stephen Kearney? If so, who should become the new Eels coach?