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Hunter-Paul handed Bulls top job

Robbie Hunter-Paul Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Former Bradford captain Robbie Hunter-Paul will take charge of the running of the club following the Bulls' latest takeover.

The former New Zealand international, who enjoyed a decade of success as a player with Bradford, returned to the club in July to take on the role of deputy director.

Now he has been promoted to chief executive as part of a new-look administration under new owners Ryan Whitcut and Mark Moore.

The re-organisation was prompted by the decision of Omar Khan to step down for health reasons, just over 12 months after rescuing the club from financial ruin.

Co-chairman Gerry Sutcliffe, the local MP and former sports minister, also stepped down, along with director Vipin Joshi, paving the way for the takeover by Whitcut, who was brought into the club by Khan as general manager, and local businessman Moore, who are to become joint chairmen.



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.

Hull start search for Gentle's successor

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.

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