Sweeney In Charge For Yeovil – Maguire

Mark Maguire, Hartlepool United

Mark Maguire has confirmed that Antony Sweeney and Ian McGuckin will remain in charge of the First Team for this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

The Club announced on Tuesday afternoon that Dave Challinor is to be the new Manager and the 46-year-old is now set to take the reins on Monday.

In an extended interview now available on the Club’s YouTube Channel, Chief Executive Maguire has spoken of his excitement about the appointment of Challinor but also paid tribute to the work that has been done by Sweeney and McGuckin.

“We’re delighted that Dave has agreed to join us,” he told Pools TV.

“We’ve agreed the terms and his contract, and there are a couple of small things he’s trying to resolve with Fylde so, to give the appropriate time for that, our plan is for him to start work properly on Monday.

“In the meantime, Tony Sweeney and Ian McGuckin will continue to take the team, while Dave will be around with a watching brief.

“We’re in a luxurious position with the job that the two of them have done to be able to give Dave that time and it’s not preventing him being around the place.

 “In any circumstances, for this weekend he would probably have been watching what was going on rather than diving in and making drastic changes.”