RODNEY Eade will coach Gold Coast in 2015 with his wife Wendy confirming his passion for coaching was too "overwhelming" to ignore.
AFL.com.au understands he has accepted an offer to coach the club, attracted by the enticing prospect of taking over a talented young list with the potential to win a flag.
Eade is not expected to be unveiled as coach until later this week with details still being finalised between the respective parties.
But his wife revealed the former Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs coach will relocate to Queensland after accepting the job, while she remains in Melbourne as their daughter is going into year 12.
She said despite her "mixed feelings" about Eade's relocation, his desire to get back into a senior role was too strong to ignore when the offer was made.
"I know Rodney's passion to coach is still there and the list is fantastic on the Gold Coast," Wendy Eade told 3AW on Tuesday night.
"When they approached him it was just something we had to deal with and I'm absolutely delighted for him, to be honest.
"It wasn't that easy to make the decision, to be perfectly honest, but at the end of the day, Rodney's passion for coaching is overwhelming and I just want him to be happy.
"I am really excited. I've been telling my friends all day half of me is excited and half of me is a bit sad because Meg is going into VCE next year so I'll be staying here in Melbourne for 12 months to see Meg's final year at school be done with."