Date of birth
Richard Money was appointed as Manager of Hartlepool United on Tuesday 11th December, penning an initial eighteen-month contract at The Super 6 Stadium.
A vastly-experienced boss with a pedigree for success in the National League, Money fought off competition from a long list of highly-qualified applicants to succeed Matthew Bates in the hotseat.
As a player, Money operated in defence and came through the ranks at Scunthorpe United before earning a move to Fulham in 1977 where he went on to gain international recognition with England B and the Under-21 side.
His stock continued to rise and he was snapped up by Liverpool in 1979 and he enjoyed a two-season spell at Anfield during which he collected a European Cup Final winners medal after being on the bench for their 1981 victory over Real Madrid.
Further stints with Luton Town and Portsmouth followed before he returned to Scunthorpe United where he got his first taste of management with a caretaker spell in charge in 1989.
After hanging up his boots he was appointed as Youth Team Coach at Aston Villa where he helped to develop the likes of Ugo Ehiogu and Dwight Yorke before being tempted back to Scunthorpe once again for his first crack at full-time management in 1993.
Further experience followed with roles in player development at Nottingham Forest and Coventry City before Money broadened his horizons by managing AIK Stockholm and Vasteras in Sweden and then Newcastle Jets in Australia.
His return to England came in 2006 when relegated Walsall appointed him as boss – it proved an inspired decision as he led The Saddlers to the League Two title in his first season in charge, seeing off the challenge of Danny Wilson’s Pools who finished runners-up.
After taking a role as head of Newcastle United’s Academy in 2008, he was brought back in to front line management when Luton Town came calling in 2011 and he took The Hatters to second place in the National League during his first season only to taste play-off heartache.
However, National League joy was around the corner for Money in his next assignment at Cambridge United. He oversaw a squad makeover in the summer of 2013 before guiding The U’s back in to the EFL via a glorious Play-Off Final triumph over Gateshead – also winning the FA Trophy on the way.
After establishing Cambridge back in the fourth tier, Money moved on and spent time as Academy Director for new MLS club Atlanta United and then returned to England in a similar role with Norwich City before a brief spell in charge at Solihull Moors in 2017.