Hull FC Coach Search: Latest Updates and Speculations Revealed

Two Weeks On, Hull FC Still Searching for New Head Coach

It’s been over a fortnight since Tony Smith’s departure from Hull FC, yet the Black and Whites remain without a successor. As the team prepares to face Leeds Rhinos this Sunday, interim Head Coach Simon Grix will be at the helm, but they enter the match reeling from two consecutive 50-point defeats, and four losses in their last five outings.

Notably, Salford Red Devils’ Paul Rowley reportedly turned down an opportunity to take charge of Hull FC. However, according to Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks, the club is determined to bring in an English head coach.

“I am hearing Hull are targeting a British coach, and I’m going to pose two names to you,” she revealed. “What about the likes of Steve McNamara? I know he has signed a two-year contract extension, but could he return home to Hull?”

Furthermore, the pundit raised the prospect of England Head Coach Shaun Wane potentially taking the reins at Hull FC. “What about Shaun Wane? Could he potentially want to take charge of a club again?” Wane, who has a contract with England until the 2025 World Cup, may be enticed by the opportunity to juggle both roles, given the limited international schedule.

Meanwhile, former Super League star Jon Wilkin dismissed the likelihood of McDermott or Briers joining Hull, suggesting the former is in line for the top job at Newcastle in the NRL, while the latter may benefit from more experience before taking on a high-pressure role.

As Hull FC continue their search, the pressure is on to find the right candidate to steer the team back to success in the competitive Super League landscape.

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