Former Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves star Adrian Morley is well-placed to comment on a number of issues within rugby league.
The former enforcer scared the living daylights out of his opponents during his career, but has now become a great speaker in terms of the sport on the Last Tackle podcast.
That podcast was discussing the recent hole left by Brett Hodgson at Hull FC following his departure from the MKM Stadium on Monday, and, Morley believes that Tony Smith is the perfect fit for the Black and Whites.
“Wherever Tony’s gone, and speaking as someone who’s played under him, he has sorted out the culture and Hull FC are a sleeping giant,” Morley told the Last Tackle podcast.
“There’s lots of money available so I do believe it would be a fantastic fit.
“I think he will sort the culture out and the fact he’s living over there already shows that the stars are aligning – Tony’s a guy that loves a challenge.”
However, Morley did have some criticism of Hull with the culture of the club being called out and the ex-Leeds and Warrington man
“There’s something wrong with that culture,” Morley continued.
“They start great, they’ve got great players, great squad and then something happens and they suddenly fade.
“I’m sure Tony will be able to sort that out given a chance.”
Meanwhile, former Sky Sports pundit Eddie Hemmings, he is unsure whether it would be the right choice to appoint former Red and Whites hero Smith.
“Hull were taken to the cleaners against Hull KR at the weekend and my heart sank and Brett Hodgson was gone,” Hemmings said.
“He hasn’t been given much time, ask Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea. He lost three away games and he won the Champions League.
“Who is going to go to hull and take the chance on the dotted line and that two years later he will be out of a job? I know it’s a sleeping giant and they’ve got vast potential and a wonderful supporter base, but who is going to take the chance?
“Tony Smith should look at what happens at Rafa Benitez at Everton. I will never forget the scenes in the dressing room over Easter and within 48 hours he’s walked out on Hull KR and that was after he beat Hull FC.
“But, is Tony Smith the right man for the job?”