A Challenge Lies Ahead – Maguire

Mark Maguire, Hartlepool United

Mark Maguire has admitted that a challenging time lies ahead for the Club but the priority is to ensure staff, players and supporters remain safe and well during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Club’s Chief Executive met with local and national media on Tuesday morning to discuss the Club’s reaction to the global outbreak and how the suspension of all National League fixtures could affect the business.

Maguire has moved to reassure supporters about the future following conversations with Chairman Raj Singh surrounding plans that need implementing to see the Club through the coming weeks.

“It’s been an incredible few days for everybody,” he told Pools TV.

“I had a long conversation with the Chairman on Friday afternoon and spoke to him again on Sunday about potential plans.

“I think we’re blessed that we have a Chairman who has already put a significant amount of his own money in to clear up the mess here and help us move forward competitively.

“He is happy to continue supporting us during what is going to be a challenging situation in terms of cash flow over the next few weeks.

“We should be grateful for that because, while it does remain a challenge, it won’t be catastrophic for this Club as it may be for others.

“What we will do is put the well-being of everybody first, and we send our best wishes out to our loyal fans who have helped us so much this season.

“We care deeply about our community and we care deeply about the people of Hartlepool, our staff and our players.

“We have to make sure that they stay safe and well, and keep their families safe and well too.

“Hopefully then, we can come back stronger and that Never Say Die attitude will come shining through once again.”