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Hartlepool United have appointed Colin Cooper as the club's new manager with Craig Hignett as his assistant boss
Hartlepool United boss John Hughes says he won't walk away from the club despite their relegation to League Two
– Colin Cooper, First Team Manager for Hartlepool United.
"We are going to have to be clever how we find our players, whether it be permanent or loans.
"The big three North East clubs have already expressed an interest in helping Hartlepool out. Myself and Craig have to be thankful we have so many friends in football.
"Everyone has to come with the idea we are going to go for this with a real fighting spirit. The players have to realise from day one we expect a high level of commitment."
Colin Cooper says he is desperate to do well at his new role after being appointed First Team Manager for Hartlepool United.
Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, 46-year-old, from Durham says he is passionate about his job and wants to show people he can do it.
He said: "I am desperately passionate about doing well at this job. I want to show people I can do it."
Hartlepool United has sacked its first team coach John Hughes.
The Scotsman only took over at Victoria Park last November, but he was unable to save Hartlepool from relegation to League Two.
Former Pool player Mickey Barron has also lost his job on the coaching staff.
The club have thanked the pair for their efforts in a statement late this afternoon and said there would be no further comment.
Hartlepool United have announced manager John Hughes has been sacked.
More to follow.
More than 100 Hartlepool United fans travelled to their last game, against Crawley Town dressed, as penguins.
The fancy dress is an end-of-season tradition for supporters. Last year, they dressed up as Smurfs.
Hartlepool United have begun looking to the future after their relegation was confirmed this week.
John Hughes' team will be playing their football in League Two next season.
The damage was done before Christmas and there was no escape despite Hartlepool's improved form in recent months.
Now, the Head Coach says they are determined to learn their lessons.
Hartlepool United have been relegated to League Two after Oldham's 1-0 win over Yeovil.
Despite an end of season resurgence from John Hughes' side, the result at Boundary Park leaves Pools eight points adrift of safety with just two games left to play, confirming the club's relegation to League Two.