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Hartlepool dismiss Murray after shock FA Cup defeat

Murray lasted less than two months as manager. Credit: PA

Hartlepool have dismissed manager Paul Murray and his assistant Willie Donachie after Friday evening's shock FA Cup defeat against Blyth Spartans.

A statement on the League Two club's website confirmed:

"Hartlepool United can announce that Manager Paul Murray and Assistant Manager Willie Donachie have been released from their contracts."

Murray lasted less than two months in charge after taking over as manager on October 23rd.

Murray takes over as Hartlepool manager

Hartlepool have named Oldham youth-team coach Paul Murray as their new manager.

The Sky Bet League Two strugglers parted company with Colin Cooper at the start of the month and Sam Collins has been in caretaker charge for the last four games.

The club have now moved to bring in Murray, who played for the north east club between 2010 and 2013, with Willie Donachie as his number two and Collins remaining as assistant first/reserve-team coach.

Pools are currently second from bottom in League Two having won just three games all season and with a goal difference of minus 14.



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