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Keith Curle appointed Interim Manager

18 September 2022

Hartlepool United can today confirm the appointment of Keith Curle as Interim Manager.

Keith had a playing career that saw him make over 700 appearances with the likes of Manchester City, Wolves, Sheffield United and Wimbledon, as well as being capped for England at the 1992 European Championships.

He began his managerial career in 2002 and has since amassed over 600 games as a Manager. He has vast experience of EFL League Two, winning promotion via the play-offs at Wembley with Northampton Town in 2020.

The highly experienced manager will be joined at the club by his assistant Colin West, a former Sunderland, Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Hartlepool United player.

Additionally, highly regarded loyal club servant Antony Sweeney will re-join the first-team staff in a coaching capacity.

Keith is currently travelling back from abroad and will likely join the team on Wednesday. Tony Sweeney will take the team for training tomorrow and Tuesday’s Football League Trophy game against Morecambe FC.

Chairman Raj Singh commented:

"We fully recognise the need to act decisively and quickly given our position. Keith has a lot of experience and know how at this level, including turnarounds and achieving promotion into League 1 with a side just two years ago. He has a profile that we believe is needed at this time to immediately step in, sure things up and start moving the team forward again. He has already spoken to Tony Sweeney today, who has previously done caretaker duties, to ask him to re-join the 1st team coaching staff and alongside Colin they will hit the ground running this week.”

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