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Hignett Named As New Pools Manager

10 February 2016

The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Hignett as the new First Team Manager.

Following the departure of Ronnie Moore earlier on Wednesday, Chairman Gary Coxall felt it was crucial that the Club move quickly to appoint a successor.

Hignett arrives at Victoria Park to take on his first managerial post after previously enjoying a successful spell as Assistant Manager to Colin Cooper at Pools in 2013/14.

The former Middlesbrough star will take charge for the first time when Pools host Yeovil Town at The Vic on Saturday and is currently in the process of selecting his backroom staff.

“It was essential that we moved quickly to get a new Manager in place,” explained Coxall.

“We immediately identified Craig as our number one target and we believe he has all the right qualities to help instil confidence back in to the players and help us move up the table.

“He has a wealth of experience in football and has been looking for an opportunity to move in to management so we’re delighted to give him that chance here at Victoria Park.”

Sam Collins will remain with the Club but work in a new role focusing on the Club’s Under-21 players and their bid to bridge the gap from scholarship to First Team football.

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