Hartlepool United are delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Jones as the Club’s new First Team Manager.
Bringing with him a wealth of experience from both the lower leagues and the top flight, Jones will take up the reins at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium on Monday morning.
Chairman Gary Coxall had promised supporters that the search for Craig Hignett’s successor would be swift and the appointment of Jones not only delivers on that but also represents a real coup for the Football Club.
A three-time promotion winner as a boss, Jones cut his teeth with a memorable spell in charge at Stockport County in the 1990s before going on to taste success with Wolves, where he won promotion to the Premier League.
Jones laid down roots with Cardiff City when he became the club’s fourth longest-serving manager with a six-year stint during which he took them to the 2008 FA Cup Final as well as two Championship play-off campaigns, despite working with limited resources.
The 60-year-old Scouser moved past 800 games as a Manager in senior football when he took over at Sheffield Wednesday in 2012 and quickly guided them to a return to the Championship.
Jones has also moved to strengthen his backroom staff with the appointment of former Wolves and Cardiff City midfielder Kevin Cooper as Assistant Manager.
Sam Collins will continue in his role as Under-21s Coach at the Club and will remain in temporary charge of the First Team for Saturday’s home game against Stevenage.