Craig Hignett named new Hartlepool United manager
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 10/02/16 9:21pm
Hartlepool United have appointed Craig Hignett as their new manager, hours after confirming Ronnie Moore's departure.
Hignett was assistant manager to Colin Cooper at Victoria Park in the 2013/14 season and his first game will be the home match against Yeovil on Saturday.
Pools chairman Gary Coxall felt it was crucial the club moved quickly to appoint a successor to Moore, whose departure was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.
"It was essential that we moved quickly to get a new manager in place," said Coxall.
"We immediately identified Craig as our No 1 target and we believe he has all the right qualities to help instil confidence back in to the players and help us move up the table.
"He has a wealth of experience in football and has been looking for an opportunity to move in to management so we're delighted to give him that chance here at Victoria Park."