All about the money as Hartlepool unveil new boss

Hartlepool United have announced the appointment of Richard Money as their new manager.

Money brings a wealth of experience to the role having enjoyed success at National League level and above, so became the unanimous choice of the board following a thorough recruitment process. The former Newcastle United academy manager won promotion from the division with Cambridge United in 2013/14 during a glorious season which not only saw The U’s return to the EFL but also land the FA Trophy.

Money previously led Luton Town to a runners-up spot in the National League during his first season in charge at Kenilworth Road, while he also has a League Two title on his CV from a successful stint with Walsall.

“We are delighted to welcome Richard back to the North East,” said chairman Raj Singh. “It has been a detailed and necessarily difficult process because we have been inundated with applications from some exceptional candidates, so we have left nothing to chance by applying a professional approach to our recruitment.

“Ultimately, Richard was somebody who was very impressive at interview, who has a detailed knowledge of the squad and who wanted to work with the backroom team of Ged and Ross, who have really impressed during their time at the club. Richard’s record at this level speaks for itself – he has regularly reached the play-offs and has been promoted from the division, as well as enjoying success in the FA Trophy.

“He brings the knowledge and experience we need to come to terms with the task of finding a way of competing in the National League, as well as an ability to assist us in building for the long-term.”

A former Liverpool, Fulham and Scunthorpe United defender, Money is due to meet staff and players on Tuesday morning before being formally unveiled to the media after lunch.