Ricky Stuart has tendered his resignation, effective immediately, as head coach of the Parramatta Eels.
Stuart advised Eels chairman Steve Sharp of his decision this evening, ending speculation about his future with the club.
Although he began a three year appointment with the club late last year, Stuart’s agreement gave him room to resign his position during the term.
This evening Stuart through his management received advice from the Canberra Raiders that its board had voted to offer him the position of head coach for a three year term..
His management will now commence formal negotiations with the Raiders where Stuart won three NRL premierships as a player between 1989 and 1994.
“The period I’ve been with the Parramatta Eels has been extremely challenging, not only for me, but for many people like Steve Sharp who clearly have the best interests of the club at heart,” said Stuart. “I sincerely hope the stability the club is entitled to will soon return and reward those people who have genuine commitment and passion for the Eels”.
Issued by: The Fordham Company