Eels urged to 'poach' rival coach for success

‘Buy him out’: Eels urged to consider ‘far-fetched’ poach of rival coach as top options debated | Jess Malloy

'Snag him': Eels urged to consider 'out there' poach of rival coach as top options debated

In the hunt for a coach to lead the Eels to premiership glory, a frontrunner has emerged to take the reins from Brad Arthur.

According to reports from, Jason Ryles is currently leading the pack to succeed Arthur, unless the Eels can pull off a daring move to snatch a current NRL coach away from their current club, much like a crafty intercept in a tense game.

Names such as Andrew Webster or Todd Payten have been floated as potential targets.

With Arthur's departure and top choice Wayne Bennett signing with South Sydney, the Eels face a challenge in finding a coach who can break their 37-year title drought, a feat akin to a record-breaking try in the Grand Final.

As the search for a new coach continues, the Eels are now set to compile a list of potential candidates, with even current NRL coaches rumored to be in the mix.

Current Melbourne Storm assistant Jason Ryles is leading the charge, while NSW coach Michael Maguire and Sharks and QLD assistant Josh Hannay are also in the running.

However, according to reports from The Daily Telegraph, names like Warriors coach Andrew Webster and North Queensland's Todd Payten may be considered too ambitious, like aiming for a Hail Mary pass in the dying moments of the game.

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