Gentle leaves Hull FC

Hull FC have parted company with head coach Peter Gentle with immediate effect, the club have announced.

Report: Peter Gentle dismissed from Hull FC

Hull FC are expected to announce their new head coach tomorrow following the dismissal of Peter Gentle.

The Australian, who led the club to Wembley in the Challenge Cup final only last month, was sacked following a crushing 76-18 defeat at Huddersfield last Thursday night. It brings to an end his two-year tenure at the club. Chris Dawkes reports.

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Hull start search for Gentle's successor

Former Hull FC coach Peter Gentle
Former Hull FC coach Peter Gentle Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hull say they will confirm a successor "in due course" following the departure of head coach Peter Gentle.

But it is thought they will appoint from within, with Gentle's assistant Lee Radford favourite to step up alongside academy coach Andy Last.

Former player Paul Cooke, the newly-appointed head coach of Doncaster, is also expected to play a role in the re-organisation, with Hull set to announce a partnership with the Championship club.

Tuesday's announcement comes as no surprise following owner Adam Pearson's decision to conduct a "root-and-branch" review of the club's football department in the wake of their 13-try humiliation by the Huddersfield Giants.

Hull part company with Gentle

Hull FC's departing coach Peter Gentle
Hull FC's departing coach Peter Gentle Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hull FC have parted company with head coach Peter Gentle with immediate effect.

The 47-year-old Australian had two years left on his contract but has been the subject of much speculation over his future and his exit was confirmed five days after the club's record 76-18 Super League play-off defeat by Huddersfield.

Hull owner Adam Pearson said: "The club would like to place on record their gratitude to Peter for his efforts, hard work and dedication, helping to progress the club on the field in his two seasons in charge."

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