Rodney Eade Could Be Sacked After Round 3

The Gold Coast Suns will review Rodney Eade’s Tenure at the Club if they Suffer another heavy defeat.

The Gold Coast have yet to play finals football since entering the competition in 2011. The Club has finished after the minor rounds was 12th, in 2014, the same year they sack Guy McKenna as coach and replaced him with Rodney Eade.


Eade’s first season as head coach and expectations were high, as one of the youngest and most exciting lists were predicted to play finals football. Eade was dealt with a devastating run of injuries and the club finished 16th.

Eade’s second second was no better, but this season injuries could not be used as an excuse, as the club finished 15th on the ladder. Eade has coached the club in 45 matches for just 10 wins.

The 2017 season has not started off any better, with a disappointing defeat to cross-town rivals the Brisbane Lions in round 1, then a 102 point thumping dealt by the Giants, Eades position as head coach has come under much scrutiny and for good reason. 

Round 3 sees the Suns take on Hawthorn who are yet to have a win in 2017 and will be wanting to stamp their on the Suns and prove to the competition that they are still one of the top dogs in the competition.


A heavy defeat Sunday could spell the end for Coach Rodney Eade. It would seem that Eade’s ‘old school’ coaching methods were not the right fit for a young club and young squad in the modern game.

After Sundays clash with the Hawks, Gold Coast face, Carlton, Adelaide, North Melbourne and then Geelong. If Eade survives today’s match then he would need to win at least two matches over the next month if he wants any chances of keeping his job. We just can’t see that happening and believes he will not be coaching the Gold Coast Suns past round 7 or 8.