Parramatta Eels CEO Bernie Gurr has said that the club won’t rush into re-signing coach Brad Arthur and star players Mitchell Moses and Clint Gutherson.
This comes following the Eels’ 64-10 humbling handed to them by the Storm over the weekend.
“There is a timeline around (negotiations with Arthur) – there is a timeline there and that hasn’t changed,” Gurr told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“There is no stipulation around a certain number of wins or anything like that. The club and Brad are comfortable with where things are at.”
Gutherson has been rumoured with moves to several other clubs after being reportedly given a poor offer by Parramatta.
Gurr maintained that the club would stick to its timeline regarding the signing of players despite some worries from the fans.
“There is a process in place and despite all the media talk around it (general manager of football) Mark O’Neill has been in constant dialogue with Gutho, Mitchell and their managers,” Gurr said.
“Everybody involved in the process understands that there is a genuine commitment to get a deal done but we have to be realistic and realise that there needs to be a reasonable result for both parties.”
After the humiliation against the Storm, a new contract will not be at the forefront of Arthur’s mind.
“We went from a tough performance last week and in the space of seven days to our softest performance,” Arthur said in the post-match press conference.
“You’re only as good as your last game and that was rubbish.”
The Eels will look to bounce back against the Cowboys on Saturday.