John Hughes Named Hartlepool Boss
Hartlepool United have announced the appointment of John Hughes as first team coach at the club.
Hughes leaves Scottish First Division side Livingston FC to take the reins at Victoria Park after discussions between the two parties reached a successful conclusion today.
The former Hibernian and Falkirk manager will work alongside reserve team coach Micky Barron in the new set-up at the club. Hughes will start life in English football with a home game against Coventry City this weekend.
Chief executive Russ Green told the official website that he was 'delighted' with the appointment of Hughes: ''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.''
It had previously been thought that former Hull boss Phil Brown was set to take charge at Pools, but talks between Brown and HUFC collapsed earlier today.