He’s only just moved to the MKM Stadium, but Luke Gale could be set for a coaching role at Hull FC when he decides to hang up his boots.
With Castleford Tigers’ Jake Trueman expected to complete a deal at the Black and Whites, it leaves Hull with a plethora of halfbacks whilst the seeds of Gale’s potential coaching role were already sown by his agent last year.
His agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, revealed on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast towards the back end of last year that security following rugby league playing life was important in getting the deal over the line.
Gale signed a one-year contract at Hull with the option of more further down the line after still having a year left on his Leeds Rhinos deal before making the move.
“They’ve made it clear that there is some coaching capacity at Hull when he’s finished and that was important from a friend and agent’s perspective,” Harrison said.
“We’ve left it open to pretty much sit together after a year and the discuss what’s ahead.”
It remains to be seen whether Gale will go round again, but his experience could prove key in the backroom staff.