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Pirtek Parramatta Eels co-captain Jarryd Hayne says he wants to be an Eel for life, after confirming his commitment to the Blue and Gold.

After some rumours and speculation in the media, Hayne says he wants to be a one club man.

"I consider myself a very loyal person, and I've never considered another contract," he said.

"I've heard a lot of rumours about money [and things] but that doesn't interest me; playing with blokes who are my friends like Tim Mannah and Sefa Paulo, that's why you re-sign and that's why you stick around."

Hayne says despite this year's results, he's looking forward to being part of the club's rebuilding process.

"I think for me, as long as I'm enjoying my footy and having fun, that's the key," he said.

"It's always hard to have fun when you're losing, but if you can see lighter days, that's ok."

"A couple of Parramatta fans have been carrying on a bit [on social media] which is a bit disappointing, but there's not once I've said I want to leave or would try to leave, and for some to make remarks about that [is disappointing]."

Hayne also spoke about the selection process for finding a new coach at the Eels for 2014, and says he's confident the board will pick the right person for the job.

"The players aren't going to choose the coach, the board has the selection process," he said.

"We can't do anything about the coaching, there's no point us talking about it. It's not going to help the situation, it's up to the board to take the right step for the club and for us."

He says it's important for the club to return to its unity across the entire football program.

"[Previously], everything was on the same page with the NRL squad, whether you're 15 or 25, you knew the place and had no excuse whether you played Harold Matt's, SG Ball, NYC or NRL, you had no excuse to not know the plays or the plans," he said.

"The last couple of years, everyone's had their own agendas, and we definitely need that attitude back."
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