Brett Hodgson leaves Hull by mutual consent

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Hull FC have confirmed the departure of head coach Brett Hodgson by mutual consent.

He leaves the club after two years in charge of the first-team.

Hodgson, 44, led his side to just a ninth place finish in the 2022 season. In the final round of the regular season and his last game in charge, Hull fell to a 36-4 derby defeat against Hull KR.

During his first year in charge, the club finished once again outside the play-offs in eighth spot.

Chairman Adam Pearson said: “On behalf of the board, staff and supporters of Hull FC, I would like to thank Brett Hodgson for the commitment and dignity he has demonstrated during his two years with the club.

“Brett joined us during a period of transition and the disruption caused by Covid-19, as well as facing further challenges presented by injuries and suspensions.

“The process of appointing a new head coach is underway, with a focused shortlist to identify the right person to get the best out of our senior squad. But also someone who will continue to embrace our long-term strategy from grassroots to first-team.

‘We are confident of making a prompt appointmment’

“We are encouraged by the progress of our academy and Centre of Excellence programme, plus the investment in a new multi-million pound training centre. But we recognise that delivering a competitive team on a consistent basis at first-team level is crucial to underpinning everything at the club.

“We are confident of making a prompt appointment following the recruitment process. We remain focused on improving performance at first-team level to meet the expectation of our supporters and stakeholders.

“I would like to thank all of our members, supporters and corporate partners for their continued unwavering support.”

Assistant coach Kieron Purtill and long-serving head of performance Paul Hatton will also leave the club.

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  1. It can hardly come as a surprise after the end of the season saw some real one sided thrashings handed out to FC, ending in a hammering by Rovers. Yes, they’ve had injuries, but all clubs suffer, and it’s a tired excuse for years of failure. Have they considered changing how players health and fitness are managed? Whoever takes the job faces a big challenge for sure.

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