Watch: Adam Pearson confirms Lee Radford departure live on Sky, plus reaction

James Gordon

In a dramatic post-match interview following Hull’s defeat to Warrington, chairman Adam Pearson confirmed that the club had parted ways with coach Lee Radford.

Pearson said: “Lee and I have decided to call it a day.

“It was a decision that didn’t rest easily with me but I don’t think we’re going in the right direction at the minute and so we’ve decided to go our separate ways.

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

“Lee is nobody’s fool and I think he realises that certain aspects of that performance are just not acceptable.

“We’ve got to regroup as a club and as a team and we’re all going to have to pull together.

“Andy Last will take charge of the team from tomorrow morning with Kieron Purtill and we will try to get a few players back and try to go again for Huddersfield.”

Former Hull coach Richard Agar, currently coach at Leeds, was alongside Phil Clarke to react to the news of Radford’s departure with Brian Carney.