NRL: Kearney axed by Eels - reports

Stephen Kearney. Photo / Getty Images
Stephen Kearney. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is being cut loose by the Parramatta Eels according to Australian media reports.

The bottom-placed Eels will hold a press conference tomorrow to confirm Kearney's departure, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Kearney was told of the decision by the club today.

The Eels have won just nine of their 41 matches since Kearney took over at the start of the 2011 season from Daniel Anderson.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, New South Wales coach Ricky Stuart has been tipped to take over from Kearney.

Parramatta currently sit in 16th place on the NRL table with just three wins from 17 matches and host the top of the table Melbourne Storm on Saturday.

Kearney coached the Kiwis to Rugby League World Cup glory in 2008 and victory at the Four Nations tournament two years later.

- HERALD ONLINE

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