Hartlepool sack manager Paul Hartley and assistant Gordon Young

Hartlepool sack manager Paul Hartley and assistant Gordon Young after 2-0 defeat to Sutton leaves club in League Two relegation zone with no win in EIGHTEEN league games

  • Hartlepool United have sacked manager Paul Hartley after 15 months at the club
  • Pools sit 23rd in League Two and are yet to win a league game this season
  • They have conceded 17 goals in eight games and are two points off the bottom 
  • Assistant boss Gordon Young has also been relieved of his duties at the club 

Hartlepool have parted company with manager Paul Hartley and assistant manager Gordon Young.

Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Sutton left Pools 23rd in Sky Bet League Two, just two points above bottom side Rochdale and two off Gillingham, who they face on Saturday.

They have yet to win a league game this season, losing five and drawing four of their nine matches.

Paul Hartley has been sacked by Hartlepool United after 15 months in charge of the club

They haven’t won in their last 18 league games, and will look to improve their form or and avoid another relegation battle this season. 

The side have conceded 17 league goals already this term, scoring just six.

A statement on the club’s website said: ‘Hartlepool United can today confirm that they have parted company with Manager Paul Hartley and Assistant Manager Gordon Young.

The former Falkirk boss leaves the club 23rd in League Two with no win so far this season

‘A decision was taken to make a change with the club currently sitting second from bottom in League Two and without a league win so far this season.

 ‘A further update on succession plans will follow in due course.’

Hartlepool’s sole win to date this season came in the Papa John’s Trophy and their next game is in that competition, at Morecambe on Tuesday.

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