SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: Head Coach of the Dragons Paul McGregor looks on during the NRL trial match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Hull at ANZ Stadium on February 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)
Parramatta have confirmed the appointments of former Dragons coach
Paul McGregor and ex- New South Wales representative Michael Ennis as consultants for next season.
club confirmed on Friday that the pair will join Brad Arthur's coaching ranks in 2022, with McGregor returning to the NRL landscape after parting ways with St George Illawarra last year.
McGregor was coach of the Dragons for seven seasons, amassing a 70-81 record in his time at Kogarah.
The 53-year-old is set to add great experience to Arthur's hierarchy, with Ennis having also
featured as a coaching consultant under Canberra coach Ricky Stuart.
WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: New Dragons coach Paul McGregor instructs his players during a St George Illawarra Dragons NRL training session at WIN Stadium on May 27, 2014 in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
Ennis will also bring a premiership-winning pedigree and 275 games of NRL experience to the Eels next year.
The double additions follow the
departure of Immortal Andrew Johns, who has returned to his beloved club Newcastle.
The changes come in the midst of mounting pressure on the Eels to break their premiership drought.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Michael Ennis of the Sharks looks on during the round four NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm at Southern Cross Group Stadium on March 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
Despite another semi-final exit this year, Parramatta coach
Brad Arthur recently signed a new deal with the club to remain in West Sydney until the end of the 2024 season.
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