Eels director Gerard happy to be moved on

Parramatta director Geoff Gerard is happy to fall on his sword if the Eels board is sacked by the NSW government on Monday.

Gerard is one of four members remaining on the club’s board, after the NRL suspended its other three directors.

However NSW deputy premier Troy Grant announced on Saturday he would remove the entire board in coming days using legislative powers under the liquor and gaming act, and Gerard has admitted it’s something that must happen for the club to move out of their darkest year.

“The club needs it and our supporters demand it,” Gerard told News Corp Australia.

“I am supportive of Steve Sharp asking the minister to put an administrator in because we need to close the chapter on what has happened over the last two or three months.”

The former Eels forward also described the club as being legless since the NRL suspended five of the NRL club’s officials.

Gerard also maintained his innocence throughout the salary cap scandal, arguing the breaches had been kept from him.

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