Former Leeds Star Matt Adamson in Contention for Hull FC Coaching Role

Former Leeds Star Joins Shortlist for Hull FC Coaching Role

In the wake of Tony Smith’s departure just over a month ago, the search for Hull FC’s new head coach has gained significant momentum. While high-profile names like Salford’s Paul Rowley and Newcastle’s Brian McDermott have already turned down the opportunity, Sky Sports has now revealed a 10-man shortlist for the coveted position.

The list includes several familiar faces, such as Leigh boss Adrian Lam, Castleford assistant Danny McGuire, and Brisbane Broncos assistant Lee Briers. England head coach Shaun Wane and Warrington assistant Martin Gleeson have also been considered, along with former Castleford and London coach Danny Ward, recently sacked Souths coach Jason Demetriou, and current Hull interim coach Simon Grix. Dean Young and Chad Randall complete the shortlist.

Now, Serious About Rugby League can exclusively reveal another name interested in taking over at the MKM Stadiumformer Leeds Rhinos player Matt Adamson. Adamson, who played for the Rhinos between 2002 and 2004, winning the Super League title in his final season, has been out of work since coaching the Fiji national team in 2018.

Adamson’s coaching experience includes spells as an assistant at Catalans Dragons and as the under-20s coach and coaching director at Melbourne Storm. He has also worked with Penrith Panthers and the Canberra Raiders. His reputation as a disciplinarian and exceptional man-manager, combined with his experience in rebuilding defensive structures, could make him a strong candidate for the Hull FC job.

While Adamson’s name has not been mentioned previously, the club’s struggle to land a British coach may force them to consider an Australian alternative. With Adamson interested in the role and having already spoken briefly to the club, he could emerge as a serious contender for the hot seat at the MKM Stadium.

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