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Hartlepool United name their new manager

Hartlepool United have revealed that they are set to confirm Dave Challinor as their new first team manager.

The former AFC Fylde boss replaces Craig Hignett who was sacked on the 10th of October after their 2-1 defeat at Stockport County last night, leaving the Pools sitting 16th in the National League table with 20 points, four points above the drop and four points below the playoff zone.


Hartlepool United are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Dave Challinor to join the Club as our new First Team Manager.

Following an exhaustive process, we identified Dave as an individual who will bring the necessary experience of the National League as well as a work ethic, track record and proven leadership, which we believe are essential ingredients as we seek to mount a serious challenge for promotion.

Part of Dave’s remit will be to help develop the career of Antony Sweeney. He and Ian McGuckin have been simply outstanding in their work and commitment over the last few weeks and have improved things immeasurably. They will be an integral part of the structure of the Football Department under Dave.

Dave will join the Club once contractual issues have finally been resolved at his previous club. In the meantime, he will attend this evening’s game and will meet with Antony Sweeney on Wednesday.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dave to Hartlepool, as well as asking fans to join us this evening in showing their appreciation to Antony and Ian who have both been simply magnificent.


Fans took to give their reaction to Hartlepool United appointing Dave Challinor as their new manager – see those tweets on the next page.


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