Mcrae tempted by Hull of a comeback
FORMER Hull head coach Shaun McRae is to return to the club next month when Richard Agar leaves his post.
Agar, who has been head coach of the Black and Whites since May 2008, will see out the Super League season before leaving to take up another appointment – believed to be at Wakefield.
McRae, who was head coach at Hull from 2000 to 2004, will become the club’s director of rugby and help choose Agar’s successor.
That is expected to be Australian Peter Gentle, currently assistant to Tim Sheens with both Wests Tigers and Australia. Gentle rejected the chance to take over as Salford coach earlier this year.
The departure of Agar comes six weeks after the club was taken over by Hull City’s Adam Pearson.
McRae, who recently left his post at Salford due to ill health, said: “I am delighted to be returning to Hull FC and I am honoured to be part of the exciting times that lie ahead.”