Lee Radford sacked by Hull FC

Drew Darbyshire

Lee Radford has been sacked as head coach of Hull FC. 

The Airlie Birds were embarrassed 38-4 by Warrington at the KCOM Stadium on Thursday night, with Radford’s men having lost four from their first seven games of the season.

Radford has been in charge of Hull for the past seven seasons, and led the club to back-to-back Challenge Cup titles in 2016 and 2017.

Hull owner Adam Pearson said: “Lee and I have decided to call it a day tonight and it was a decision that didn’t rest easily with me. I don’t think we are going in the right direction at the minute so we have decided to go our separate ways.

“I’d just like to place on record the unbelievable job that he has done. He has been a loyal guy who works tremendously hard and he has put his life and soul into the club for seven years so we are going to miss him.

“Lee is no fool and I think he realised with that performance today that aspects of that performance are just not acceptable. we have got to re-group as a club and a team, and pull together.

“It is not a decision that has given me any pleasure whatsoever because he is quality.”


Andy Last will take charge of Hull, with Kieron Purtill being his assistant.

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