Hartlepool United are delighted to announce that Tony Sweeney has signed a new long term contract with the club.
Sweeney puts pen to paper in a deal that will see him continue to work with Graeme Lee and also play a role in the re-development of the academy next season.
The current First Team Coach made 444 senior appearances for Pools during 2001-2014 before re-joining the club in a coaching role in September 2016.
Sweeney made his first team debut at the age of 18 under Chris Turner and went on to score 62 goals from midfield during his time with Pools. The 38-year-old has held different positions within the club from working with the academy, first team coach and two spells as caretaker manager.
Tony spoke about his new deal:
“I wanted to sign a new deal for the right reasons. Not just because I have been here for a long time but because I can see the club moving forward in the right direction. I have had good conversations with Graeme and Michael about where we can take this team and I have also spoke to the Chairman who has always been good and honest about my role at the club. With the potential of the Academy returning, it is an exciting time and a new opportunity for me to work with both the first team and the youth setup and build that bridge between them”.
Chairman Raj Singh added:
“I’m delighted that Tony has signed a new long term contract with us. We have seen over the years how integral he is to the development of the club. Whenever called upon, Tony has done his upmost for Hartlepool United whether that’s in a academy role, first team coach or as caretaker manager. You can see the great relationship that he has with the staff, players and supporters. It is critical to secure people like Tony who have the club at heart and as we look to push on in an exciting new chapter of league football.”
Manager Graeme Lee commented:
“I’m absolutely delighted that Sweens has signed his new deal. He is a Poolie through and through. He always has the clubs best interests at heart, he does everything to make this club a success and he deserves all the praise that goes his way.”