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Hartlepool United sack manager Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hartlepool United have sacked manager Craig Harrison.

A statement on the club's website said it had terminated its contract with Mr Harrison and he had left "with immediate effect".

This news comes after the side's 2-0 away defeat to Halifax Town last night.

The club is looking for a replacement with coaches Matthew Bates and Paul Jenkins will take charge for this weekend's home game with Ebbsfleet United.

Hartlepool United have terminated the contract of manager Craig Harrison, who has left the Club with immediate effect.

We appreciate that, in recent months, Craig has had to work in extremely difficult circumstances due to the uncertainty over the Club’s future.

Hartlepool United would like to place on record its thanks to Craig for his hard work and professionalism during this period, and wishes him and his family well for the future.

The Club has already started the process of finding a new manager, but in the meantime Matthew Bates and Paul Jenkins will take charge of training and prepare the team for Saturday’s home game with Ebbsfleet United.

The Club will not be making any further comment at this time.

– Hartlepool United