Richie Myler backed to give Hull FC clear direction and 'endear' passionate fans

Hull FC's Director of Rugby, Richie Myler.
Hull FC's Director of Rugby, Richie Myler. -Credit:SW Pix

Jamie Jones Buchanan is backing Richie Myler to bring some 'courage, conviction, and ideas' to Hull FC. The Black and Whites confirmed the appointment of Myler as Director of Rugby last Monday, with the 33-year-old officially starting his new role on Wednesday.

However, working behind the scenes, Myler has been busy identifying a head coach shortlist and both domestic and overseas players, with Hull tasked with getting out of their current plight, which sees them sitting 11th on the Super League table following seven defeats in eight games.

Asked on Sky Sports what he expects Myler to deliver at Hull, Jones-Buchanan said: "Courage, conviction, some ideas—I reckon he's got a bit of everything. That's what I admire about Richie Myler.

"He's persevering and he's resilient; he'll go in there with some ideas. Looking at some of the opening comments (which you can read here), he's got some idea of where he's going. I think Richie Myler will give them a sense of direction.

"He doesn't like the world 'rebuild,' does he? You look at some of the records here, I'm not a Hull FC fan, but I love Hull FC and their identity. I remember what they were like at the Boulevard and the fear you used to get going over there.

"Rugby League is almost like a religion, and what Richie Myler has got to do is take centre stage in the middle of that pitch, sing Old Faithful, endear the fans that he's going to come in, revive it, re-tell the narrative, and drive them forward."

Myler joins Hull FC on a three-year contract, with Hull Live understanding he is linked to an investment consortium. Adam Pearson confirmed Hull Live's story on investment last week, with the club hoping to bring in financial backing this season.

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