Ex-Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson reportedly leaves current role due to Leeds Rhinos legend

Brett Hodgson departed Hull FC at the end of last season.

Hodgson has big shoes to fill replacing Lee Radford who in 2016 ended Hull FC”s Wembley Hoodoo when they defeated Warrington 12-10.

Then in 2017 he backed it up as Hull went back-to-back as they defeated Wigan Warriors.

Hodgson initially did well with Hull in the top four early in 2021 but things derailed and it was a similar story in 2022 though not helped by injury.

Hodgson left his role at the end of the season as Tony Smith took charge after leaving Hull KR.

Hodgson then replaced former South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos boss Anthony Seibold, who once pushed for the Leeds Rhinos job, as England rugby union defence coach under Eddie Jones who himself has expressed a desire to take up a job in the NRL and was previously chased by Wigan and Warrington.

As Jones left his role with the RFU it left a huge question over Hodgson’s future in the role that he only recently took on especially as Leicester Tigers boss Steve Borthwick was tipped to take over and bring in the Tigers’ defence coach Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield which came to be after a £1 million payment.

According to the Guardian, his expected departure has now been confirmed with Hodgson’s next step unclear.

It has previously been suggested he could head to the NRL which he may do.