New Suns coach close

THE Gold Coast’s AFL side is reportedly close to naming a replacement for sacked Senior Coach Guy McKenna.

The Herald Sun reported on Monday that former Sydney and Bulldogs mentor, Rodney Eade, is on the verge of a return to senior coaching.

The Suns are believed to be in negotiations with him over a three-year deal, after he spent some time as head of football at Collingwood.


The panel formed to select Guy McKenna’s replacement met in Melbourne on Monday where Eade was confirmed as the preferred candidate.

Other favourites include Suns assistant coaches Dean Solomon and Andrew Lovell.

The Herald Sun did say that Eade did not formally apply for the position and did not present during the preliminary rounds but met with Suns officials over the weekend.