Cooper's replacement is appointed

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JOHN Hughes, the manager at Livingston in the Scottish first division, has been appointed manager of Hartlepool United.

Phil Brown was set to be named as boss today, but talks broke down this afternoon when formalities were set to be completed. 

And Pools instantly turned to Hughes, the ex-Falkirk and Hibernian chief, who quit his post in Scotland to head to Victoria Park.

Chief executive Russ Green told the club's official website: "We're convinced we've got the right man in place to take the Club forward.

 

"Everybody knows that this appointment was a crucial one for the Club so we have taken our time, assessed our options and John is the choice we are all extremely happy with.

"He has a vision for the Football Club, he has a passion and a drive to succeed and we hope that the fans will be as excited as we have to have him in place."

Micky Barron, caretaker boss in recent weeks, will remain as reserve team coach and will work alongside Hughes. 

 

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7:17pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Sticky39 says...

John Hughes who the hell is he, hodcroft took the cheap option again, hodcroft and Barron out
John Hughes who the hell is he, hodcroft took the cheap option again, hodcroft and Barron out Sticky39
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10:59pm Tue 13 Nov 12

doonhamer says...

Sticky39 wrote:
John Hughes who the hell is he, hodcroft took the cheap option again, hodcroft and Barron out
Idiot. 'Yogi' is a Hi-bee legend, a true son of Leith. His passion as a player and manager at Easter Road is legendary to anyone that knows anything about football, which you obviously don't. He is a winner, gives 100% commitment and demands the same from his players. If you are a Poolie, Sticky39, be thankful you have got him, you now have a realistic chance of avoiding relegation this season.
[quote][p][bold]Sticky39[/bold] wrote: John Hughes who the hell is he, hodcroft took the cheap option again, hodcroft and Barron out[/p][/quote]Idiot. 'Yogi' is a Hi-bee legend, a true son of Leith. His passion as a player and manager at Easter Road is legendary to anyone that knows anything about football, which you obviously don't. He is a winner, gives 100% commitment and demands the same from his players. If you are a Poolie, Sticky39, be thankful you have got him, you now have a realistic chance of avoiding relegation this season. doonhamer
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11:46am Wed 14 Nov 12

jewitt says...

John Hughes got some great results for about 4 months as Hibs manager – then it all went downhill and was horrendous. I can’t see him doing a good job at Hartlepool.
John Hughes got some great results for about 4 months as Hibs manager – then it all went downhill and was horrendous. I can’t see him doing a good job at Hartlepool. jewitt
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2:27pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Porca miseria says...

John is the choice we are happy with, because he would accept less than Phil Brown and others....
John is the choice we are happy with, because he would accept less than Phil Brown and others.... Porca miseria
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