Following their 38-4 loss at home to Warrington, Hull FC announced that they had parted ways with Head Coach Lee Radford after seven seasons in charge.
Radford guided the Airlie Birds to back-to-back Challenge Cup titles in 2016 and 2017, but they have won just four of their seven league games this season.
Hull sit eighth in the Betfred Super League table, having played more matches than three of the four sides sat below them.
The news of Radford’s departure was announced in dramatic circumstances by Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson immediately following Thursdays’s defeat.
Fans have been reacting to Radford’s departure on social media.
Yes, but not how he was sacked, Hull are a sleeping giant, squad is strong, and they lack to consistently perform in super league over the last 2/3 years
— Liam Smith (@LiamSmiths7) March 15, 2020
Think he was always one loss away from the sack, the players obviously were not playing for him, but think the time was right for a fresh start
— IAN GATWARD (@gatwardian) March 15, 2020
I think Radders took us far as he could, he will always be a legend, think however he went it would have hurt
— clive slade (@slade_clive) March 15, 2020
Yep. Hard worker but the players didn't play for him anymore.
— LaneyD (@LaneyD20) March 15, 2020
Maybe. But not in the manner that it was done
— jJames Baxendale (@BaxendaleJjames) March 15, 2020
Hull have invested a lot,its a results business
— s (@1972liverpool) March 15, 2020