Lee Radford believes Andy Last should be given the chance to coach Hull FC on a permanent basis, while he admits he hasn’t given any thought about whether he’ll personally return to Rugby League.
Last has kept Hull’s play-off hopes alive in recent weeks, with three wins from the last four after succeeding Radford as head coach, who was unforgettably sacked on live television just minutes after their defeat to Warrington in March.
Radford has addressed that decision from Adam Pearson, as well as the future of the Black and Whites’ coaching position, and he believes that Last deserves a chance at the job full-time.
“I definitely do, especially after the recent win against Castleford,” Radford told League Express.
“They’ve beaten the teams in and around them and it will be great for them if they can beat a big boy. I’d love to see them knock a top team off. But I still speak to Lasty once a week and I’ve been for a coffee with some of the other boys. He definitely deserves a crack.”
On his time out of Rugby League, Radford said: “It’s been brilliant. I’ve had four holidays in the last five months, having not been abroad in summertime since I was 16, so to get away was great.
“I’d love to be a head coach again of course, but I’ll never say never in any code.”
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