Eels Appoint Head Coach

The Pirtek Parramatta Eels are proud to announce Brad Arthur as the club's Head Coach for the next three seasons.


Brad Arthur returns to the Eels after a season as Assistant Coach with the Manly Sea Eagles. Prior to 2013, Arthur was an Assistant Coach at Parramatta, taking over as interim Coach for the final six games of 2012.


He also spent three years as a part of the Melbourne Storms coaching staff under Craig Bellamy.


Arthur, a local junior from the Parramatta district, has declared the appointment an honour and privilege.


To return as a Head Coach in an area and a club where I played football as a young man is extremely humbling and very exciting, Arthur said.


I have full confidence in the playing roster for next year, as well as the people at the Parramatta Eels to get this club moving in the right direction."


Pirtek Parramatta Eels CEO Scott Seward has lauded the appointment as the start of a new era for the club.


This has been a thorough process and both myself and the PNRL Board are incredibly satisfied with this result, Seward said.


Brad Arthur has served a wonderful apprenticeship under the likes of Craig Bellamy and Geoff Toovey and we are confident that he is the right man to take us forward.