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Ex-Hull KR and Super League star Paul Cooke believes Hull FC’s Super League appointment a ‘done deal’

Hull FC are on the lookout for a new head coach following the departure of Brett Hodgson yesterday.

The club have already said that an imminent appointment is round the corner, with the club revealing a statement:

“We are confident of making a prompt appointment following the recruitment process and remain focused on improving performance at first-team level to meet the expectation of our supporters and stakeholders.

“I would like to thank all of our members, supporters and corporate partners for their continued unwavering support.”

For Hull FC and Hull KR legend Paul Cooke, he believes that the deal to bring Tony Smith to the MKM Stadium is a ‘done deal’.

“It was a debacle, it was embarrassing and I thought something had to change,” Cooke said on BBC Radio Humberside.

“There are going to be sweeping changes, but I think it’s a done deal.

“Brett wasn’t an experienced coach, he coached in the reserves in Australia and became Hull FC head coach. It’s a big, big job and they’ve got more expectation than the Red and Whites because they won the (Challenge) Cup in 2016 and 2017.

“There is more pressure on Hull FC. It will be a really interesting few days. I think a deal is done and I would be disappointed if Adam (Pearson) hasn’t sounded Tony out.”

Another BBC Radio Humberside reporter stated yesterday: “Plenty of talk of Tony Smith to be Brett Hodgson’s replacement at @hullfcofficial – something that had been bubbling already prior to this weekend & todays news. I’ve asked him this afternoon if he’s been sounded out – tells me he hasn’t but would be interested.”

It does only look like a matter of time before Smith is appointed at the MKM Stadium, with the nod of approval from Hull fans who would be ecstatic about the appointment.

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