It has been confirmed that Hull City manager Steve Bruce is leaving the club by mutual consent.
The 55-year-old led the Tigers to promotion back to the Premier League in May, but since then, there's been uncertainty over the future ownership of the club, with takeover talks apparently halted, As a consequence he hasn't made a single significant signing in the transfer market, and what's more, his squad has been decimated by a series of pre-season injuries.
Now it's reported that there's been a breakdown of his relationship with the club's owners Assem and Ehab Allam. Supporters say they're sad to see him go. l
The Board of Directors would like to thank Steve for all his efforts since his appointment in 2012 culminating in a glorious day at Wembley in May which saw the Club bounce back into the Premier League. Steve has excelled in his role - both on and off the field - and will be remembered for being the most successful manager in our history to date.
Hull FC have announced the signing of young centre, Nick Rawsthorne, from Halifax RFLC for the 2017 season.
The 20-year-old has signed an initial one-year deal with an option in the club's favour should they wish to extend his deal.
A convert from rugby union, where he represented England U18s and Leeds Carnegie, Rawsthorne also had a spell in the academy at Leeds Rhinos before joining Halifax.
I'm really pleased to add Nick to the squad next year, I think he has all the attributes to become a first-team regular for our club.
He has been very impressive in the reserves competition this year for Halifax, particularly when he played against us, whilst is accuracy with his goal kicking is also a real plus.
He is at a great age to progress his career to the next level and along with Jack Logan coming through the long term future of our outside backs looks very promising.
Hull FC have announced the signing of Salford Red Devils centre Josh Griffin on a three-year deal from next season.
The 26-year-old has played for a number of Super League clubs, including Wakefield, Huddersfield and Castleford before switching to Rugby Union with Leeds Carnegie in 2012.
He returned to League two years later with Championship club Batley Bulldogs before joining brothers Darrell, now with Featherstone Rovers, and George, a former Hull KR junior, at Salford.
“I want to play in big games in front of big crowds and hopefully push for an international spot and I believe Hull is the best club to help me do that.
“Josh will be a great addition to our squad and I’m really looking forward to him joining the group.
“He’s a player we have had to put a lot of focus on when coming up against Salford over the last couple of seasons because of his physical presence both in defence and attack and his ability with the ball in hand."
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Hull will start the new season without captain Gareth Ellis, who is being given more time to fully recover from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The former England forward is back in full training after spending eight months on the sidelines but will not be risked against Salford, who visit the KC Stadium on Friday.
"Gareth's been in full training for two weeks but we are trusting our staff to bring him back at the right time," coach Lee Radford said.
Hull are set to give debuts to new signings Mahe Fonua, Sika Manu, Frank Pritchard, former Salford prop Scott Taylor and Carlos Tuimavave but there is no place for former Leeds and Wakefield full-back Lee Smith, who is currently on trial at the club.
Salford could have as many as nine debutants after including newcomers Justin Carney, Mark Flanagan, Josh Jones, Phil Joseph, Craig Kopczak, Rob Lui. Ben Murdoch-Masila, Gareth O'Brien and Matt Sarsfield in their 19-man squad.
A vigil will be held on Monday evening for two teenagers killed in a car crash in East Yorkshire on Sunday.
The family and friends of 19-year-old Bradley Parker, who previously captained Hull FC's under-16s squad, and his 18-year-old Daniel Maston of Churchill Rise, Burstwick, will meet at the scene of the crash on Newfield Lane at Lelley.
Police say anyone wishing to pay tribute to the boys is welcome to attend from 5pm, and have warned motorists that the road will be closed while the vigil takes place.
Hull FC say they will wear former under-16s captain, Bradley Parker's name on their shirts in next year's Super League as a mark of remembrance.
Parker, 19, who recently left the club to pursue an apprenticeship, was one of two young men who lost their lives in a collision in in the village of Lelley, near Hull on Sunday.
A talented hooker, he excelled from a young age captaining his school rugby team, helping South Holderness to the Year 11 National Cup Final.
He also went on to captain East Hull and Hull FC's scholarship side, before his performances earned him international recognition with the England Youth squad.
Hull FC have offered counselling to team-mates of their former under-16s captain Bradley Parker, who died following a road traffic accident on Sunday.
Parker, 19, who recently left the club to pursue an apprenticeship, was one of two young men who lost their lives in a collision in East Yorkshire.
In a statement, the club said:
On behalf of everyone involved at Hull FC, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families involved in this tragic incident and Brad's contribution to the club from a young age will never be forgotten.
He was a popular member of a young squad that went on to produce current first-team players like Jack Logan and Reece Dean, who were his close friends.
The club have offered their full support to the family and the club's player welfare officer Rev Tony Cotson has been made available to counsel former players and team-mates.
In a mark of respect for Brad and his family, the club will carry his name on the player's matchday shirts in Super League next season.
Hull say former New Zealand international Frank Pritchard has re-affirmed his commitment to them after rejecting last-minute efforts to keep him in the NRL.
The Super League club announced the capture of the 32-year-old Canterbury Bulldogs forward on a two-year contract - with the option of a third season - in June but New Zealand Warriors are believed to have stepped in with a late offer.
Hull moved on Thursday to halt the speculation, insisting the player will fly to England next week to launch his new career at the KC Stadium.
In a statement issued by the club, Pritchard said: "I will be heading over there next week and I'm really looking forward to it.
"It's flattering that there may have been some interest elsewhere but I'm a man of my word and will see out my commitment."