Hull FC consider Adrian Lam as coaching search continues

Adrian Lam has been discussed as a potential coaching target at Hull FC. The Leigh Leopards coach has emerged as a possible option for the Black and Whites to explore, and it's believed that there has been communication between the club and coach.

Those discussions, at this stage, are thought to have been tentative and no more. The message internally at the MKM Stadium is that they will not rush into a decision and recruiting a competitive squad for next season has very much been the priority since they missed out on their top coaching target, Paul Rowley.

Lam is off-contract at the end of the season meaning he is free to negotiate a deal for next year but for what it's worth, it's understood that he is also actively in talks with Leigh about extending his contract at the club.

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The confirmation of John Asiata's arrival will naturally spark speculation, with the loose-forward an influential player in Lam's Leopards side for a number of years, helping them to Challenge Cup glory last year. However, the Black and Whites are understood to have made their move for Asiata weeks ago, while they were discussing terms with Rowley. His arrival isn't related to Lam in any way.

While the club has been clear that they intend to go with a British coach, Lam is someone who is settled in the UK and has plenty of Super League experience. He coached Wigan Warriors for two years before his move to Leigh, where he is currently in his third season as head coach. In that time he has won a League Leaders' Shield and Challenge Cup, as well reaching a Grand Final while he was at the Warriors. He coached Leigh to the Championship title in 2022.

Simon Grix is currently in caretaker charge and owner Adam Pearson has previously said he would be considered for the role should the team improve during his time in charge.