Ellis backs away from Hull FC job
Gareth Ellis has ruled himself out of the running to become the next head coach of Hull FC.
The Black and Whites are on the lookout for a new head coach after parting company with Lee Radford last month, and Ellis has seen his name thrown into the frame.
However the 38-year-old says it would be a huge step moving from being a player to a head coach responsible for a squad of 30 players, and not one he is ready for.
"I'm well out of the race, I think I would run a mile if it was even floated to me from anyone at the club," Ellis quipped. "No, for me, if I said I'm interested in the job, I would be saying it in a selfish way and in a way that I don't think I'd be able to do the job well."
However, Ellis is happy to give his thoughts on the kind of head coach Hull FC need to get back on track. One that would bring steel and discipline to the club.
"I suppose one that will offer that level of discipline," he added. "I don't know if it's a Hull thing but even when I was at Leeds or Wakefield and you played Hull, I used to think 'I wonder what Hull team will turn up today, is it going to be that Hull team that will give us a real good game or that one that will give in?'
"It's probably something that has been around the club for a long time and I suppose that coach that gives us a bit of steel and toughness is probably the coach we need."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.