Eade says the he couldn’t turn down the Suns coaching role.
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Incoming Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade said the Suns’ offer of a senior coaching role was too good to turn down.
While no official announcement has been made yet, he is expected to take over as Suns coach in mid-November.
Eade said he had all but given up hope of a senior coaching role, but told SEN radio that the offer from the Suns had reignited his passion.
“I’d certainly reconciled that I wouldn’t coach again. The role I had at Collingwood was terrific,” Eade said.
“But once (the Suns) spoke to me it just ignited the embers.”
The former Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs coach will be aiming to win his first premiership as a coach with the Suns, after narrowly missing out in 1996 when the Swans lost to North Melbourne.
Eade also led the Western Bulldogs to three straight preliminary finals in 2008, 2009 and 2010.