Ex-Hull FC and Huddersfield Giants halfback Chris Thorman linked with big Super League coaching move

Former Hull FC and Huddersfield Giants halfback Chris Thorman is being linked with a big Super League coaching move.

Thorman has been head coach of Workington Town for the past few years, taking charge in 2019 and guiding the Cumbrian side to the Championship for the 2022 season.

Unfortunately, the former Super League halfback has been unable to keep Workington in the second tier, with Thorman’s side finishing bottom with just one win all season.

It may be a mere coincidence, but there has been speculation linking Thorman with Hull FC – and with Brett Hodgson’s exit on Monday, the news of Thorman’s departure came straight after.

Workington Town put out this statement a few days ago: “Head coach Chris Thorman has taken the decision to accept an opportunity at another club and will leave us at the end of the season.

“We’d like to put on record our sincere thanks to Chris for his time at Town and wish him all the very best for the future.

“Further details to follow as Chris and the club’s focus is on our final game of the season away at York.

“Workington Town Board of Directors.”

If true, it would be interesting to see who Thorman would be working alongside, with the Geordie likely to be an assistant to whoever the new head coach will be.

Thorman began his rugby league career at the Sheffield Eagles before the interesting merger with Huddersfield brought the halfback firmly into the limelight.

After leaving the merged club, Thorman made the move to the London Broncos and then the Parramatta Eels with whom he played 11 times.

A move back to Huddersfield in 2005 came about, with Thorman registering over 100 appearances in a four-year spell before moving on to Hull FC and then ending his career with the York City Knights.

The 41-year-old has also had coaching experience at Huddersfield.