Rebuilding the roster to his liking, Brad Arthur has taken the Parramatta Eels close to the promised land.
The passionate Eels coach has been rewarded as such with a new two-year deal until the end of 2022.
Arthur, who has seen the ups and downs during his coaching tenure, is now reaping the benefits of a talented and committed Eels side.
With a top four finish looming and a roster that fans can be proud of, the club know that Arthur is the man to lead them forward.
“Our Club remains focused on delivering to our Members and Fans sustainable success in our Football program and that means being proactive in planning ahead,” said Eels Chairman Sean McElduff.
“It is our view that Brad is the best choice to lead our NRL team as Head Coach.
“We wanted to make sure that this key building block was secure as we execute our football strategy over the next couple of years.”
Brad’s strong relationship with the playing group and bringing them together, also made the decision easy for the club.
“Brad and the playing group have built on the progress made in 2019 to deliver a strong start to the 2020 season but I know that they see this as only the platform from which to build on,” said Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos.
“Our retention and recruitment planning means that we have a strong squad that is locked in for an extended period.
“We believe Brad’s strong relationship with this playing group will be an important factor in achieving our goals as a Club.”
Arthur is pleased that the board is confident in his abilities as he looks forward to continuing with the roster moving forward.
“I’m really pleased that the Club has the confidence in me to continue to lead the team towards our goal of bringing success to our Members and fans,” said Arthur.
“Our playing group has evolved quite considerably over the last couple of years and they are determined to drive high standards to ensure we achieve our goals.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of leading this group and continuing to develop our emerging junior talent in an exciting period for our Club.
“I know that the Blue and Gold Army will be behind us every step of the way.