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Hartlepool United sack their manager

Hartlepool United have this afternoon confirmed that they have terminated the contracts of manager Craig Hignett, as well as assistant manager Ged McNamee.

It comes after their 2-1 defeat at Stockport County last night, leaving the Pools currently sitting 16th in the National League table with 20 points, four points above the drop and four points below the playoff zone.

Craig Hignett was in his second spell as Hartlepool boss after previously taking charge from February 2016 to January 2017 before becoming director of football.

In his first spell, his record read 52 games, 15 won, 12 drew, 25 lost – and his second time with the club, it finished 32 games, 11 won, 10 drew, 11 lost.

Two days ago he was banned for two matches by the FA following a disciplinary hearing. The suspension related to their side’s game against Dover last month, which was halted after an allegation of racist abuse. Hignett used language in a threatening nature.

CLUB STATEMENT:

Hartlepool United has today made the decision to terminate the contracts of Craig Hignett and Assistant Manager Ged McNamee.

A more detailed statement will follow this afternoon but suffice to say this incredibly difficult decision has been made with a heavy heart, as both men have worked tirelessly for the Club in the last eighteen months.

 

Fans took to give their reaction on the club’s Twitter page with many suggesting it was a stupid decision to get rid – see what they had to say on the next page.

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