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Former Manager

Mick Wadsworth

D.O.B.

03/11/1950

Birthplace

Barnsley

Signed

June 2010

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After the departure of Colin West as assistant manager, Chris Turner appointed ex-Carlisle and Huddersfield boss Mick Wadsworth as the club's first team coach and assistant manager.

Wadsworth was a notable part of Sir Bobby Robson's coaching staff during Robson's five year tenure as boss on Tyneside. Wadsworth was Robson's assistant manager at St James' Park and helped them to two 11th place Premier League finishes and to the UEFA Cup third round.

He left his role at Newcastle in 2001, to take the managerial job at Oldham. Wadsworth's earlier managerial highlights include taking Carlisle to the Auto Windscreens Trophy final, as well as guiding Scarborough to the Division Three play-offs - where they finished just three points short of automatic promotion.

His last position before joining up with Pools was at troubled club Chester City, he was sacked in October 2009 after just 13 games in charge.

Soon after arriving at Victoria Park he stepped into the role of caretaker manager after the resignation of Chris Turner. After a string of great results, including wins at promotion chasers Bournemouth an Huddersfield, Wadsworth guided his side to the cusp of the play-offs at the turn of the year and was awarded with the League One manager of the month award for his side's performance in December.

However, a poor run of form in January and an indifferent end to the season saw Pools finish in a respectable, if slightly disappointing, 16th position.

The 2011/12 season started well with Pools in the play-off positions going into October but a run of seven consecutive home defeats was to cost Wadsworth his job as he was sacked by Hartlepool on Tuesday 6th December.

Page last updated 08/12/2011

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