Joe Parkinson Named Assistant Manager

Joe Parkinson, Hartlepool United

The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Parkinson as our new Assistant Manager.

A former Everton midfielder, Parkinson worked alongside new Pools boss Dave Challinor for a spell at AFC Fylde though more recently he has been First Team Development Coach at Shrewsbury Town.

The 48-year-old was a huge fans’ favourite at Goodison Park where he won an FA Cup winners’ medal in 1995 following their victory over Manchester United.

Since retiring from playing, he has gained a wealth of coaching experience which began as Youth Team Coach at Wigan Athletic before he progressed through to work with the First Team.

Parkinson has joined Pools with immediate effect and will be on the touchline alongside Challinor for Tuesday’s re-arranged FA Cup tie against Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

Antony Sweeney will also remain a key part of the new-look set-up, taking up a role as First Team Coach after a successful spell in caretaker charge.

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