FORMER Warrington Wolves man Brett Hodgson is returning to Super League.

The full-back, who helped The Wire to a Challenge Cup, a League Leader's Shield and two Grand Final appearances during his three-season spell with the club, has been named as the new head coach of Super League rivals Hull FC.

Hodgson had been working as an assistant coach at NRL side Wests Tigers but will now move back to England.

“I’m very excited – I spent nine years over in England playing in Super League and then moving into coaching, with one of those years as a consultant at Hull FC so I know some of the people at the club already," he told Hull FC's official website

“It is a fantastic club with real pedigree and ambition, so I’m excited to be heading back and hopefully helping such a prestigious club to achieve some success.

“To come back to Super League where I spent a large chunk of my career and join a high-profile side was too good to turn down – I really enjoy the style of football over there.

“Hull demands success, and that’s what I’m about. With the staff and players we have, and the support of the great fans there, I’m really excited about what we can achieve together over the next couple of years.”

Hodgson joined The Wire from Huddersfield Giants, with whom he won the Man of Steel award in 2009, and made 75 appearances in primrose and blue, scoring 39 tries and kicking 315 goals.