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Eels coach Brad Arthur.

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has been rewarded with a new two-year deal to keep him at the club until at least the end of 2021.

The Eels had been negotiating with Arthur for a number of weeks, with the coach having done enough in the opening nine rounds of the season to extend his tenure.

The club confirmed the new deal on Tuesday.

"When we undertook our football review last year it was clear that a long-term strategy for our football department was needed to ensure our players and coaches have the best possible opportunity for success," Eels CEO Bernie Gurr said in a statement.

"It is the view of the Board and CEO that Brad is the best choice to lead our club's football program into the future.

"We are focused on continuing to be a development club and we strongly believe in what Brad is building and his ability to lead our NRL team in the right direction."

It's hoped Arthur's expected contract renewal will provide clarity to the off-contract players, including skipper Clint Gutherson.

Gutherson has been told he has until the end of the week to accept the Eels deal on the table or it will be withdrawn.

He's a huge supporter of Arthur's, with the latest revelations around the coach expected to increase the likelihood of him remaining at the Eels.