Hartlepool United are delighted to announce the signing and appointment of Kyle Letheren. Letheren will combine playing with the goalkeeper coaching role as part of Paul Hartley's new-look staff.
Letheren started his career in Swansea's academy, and after spells as a back-up 'keeper for Barnsley, Doncaster, and Plymouth, he moved north of the border to join Kilmarnock. Three seasons later, Letheren joined Dundee where he enjoyed a successful spell under Hartley.
Spells at Blackpool, York, Plymouth, Salford, Chesterfield, and Morecambe followed, and Letheren will now provide support for Ben Killip in the 2022/23 season.
In 2014, Letheren was called up to the Wales squad by Chris Coleman, but was an unused sub as Gareth Bale's brace gave Wales a 2-1 win over Andorra.
‘I am delighted to join the club. I know the manager really well and we enjoyed a successful spell back at Dundee. I am looking forward to supporting the goalkeeping team and helping the team the best I can’.
Paul Hartley added:
'Delighted to bring Kyle to the club. He is someone I know well from my time at Dundee. A good goalkeeper with good experience and I know he’s going to work well with Ben and the rest of the group. He has the qualities and attributes to be a great goalkeeping coach and I know how excited he is to get started.'