BREAKING: Stephen Kearney sacked from Parramatta
Stephen Kearney is one of the NRL's under pressure coaches (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy)
Breaking News: NRL coach Stephen Kearney has been sacked from the Parramatta Eels club. The struggling club has recorded just three wins in the 2012 NRL season and look set for the wooden spoon.
Kearney has spent two season in charge with dismal results. Eels chairman Roy Spagnolo told Kearney of the decision today, with the club set to hold a press conference tomorrow.
It is unclear if the line from the club will be that Kearney has resigned or if he has been sacked.
The Roar understands that Kearney won’t be coaching beyond the game against the Melbourne Storm this weekend, and may not see out the game at all.
Kearney signed a three year deal in 2011, but won’t be given the chance to see out his contract, nor the rest of the 2012 season.
Ricky Stuart has been rumoured to be a replacement for Kearney, but no indications have been given by the Eels as to who will replace Kearney in the short or long-term.
However, recently appointed assistant coaches Chris Anderson and Brad Arthur are likely to take charge of the team in the short term.
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