Radford set for Hull FC post
Former captain Lee Radford is expected to be appointed as the new head coach of Hull FC at a press conference on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Radford is set to succeed Australian Peter Gentle, who parted company with the club 24 hours ago, and could form part of an all-English backroom staff.
Long-serving junior coach Andy Last is expected to become Radford's assistant and there could also roles for former half-back pair Richard Horne and Paul Cooke.
Horne, the club's longest-serving player, is to play on in 2014 while Cooke has taken over as head coach of Championship club Doncaster, with whom Hull are to form a partnership.
The club will unveil details at an 11am press conference at the KC Stadium.
Radford, who joined his hometown club in 1997 and returned for a second spell in 2006 after a successful eight-year stint at Bradford, hung up his boots two years ago to take up a three-year contract as assistant coach, although he has twice agreed to come out of retirement to answer the club's injury crisis.