Coventry City - Fighting Talk From New Hartlepool Boss
UK time is: 07:43:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fighting Talk From New Hartlepool Boss

John Hughes will take charge of Hartlepool United for the first time this weekend aiming to end his new club's run of 16 games without a win when they take on the Sky Blues in a League One encounter with plenty of ramifications at the wrong end of League One.

The Scot's appointment was met with some indifference after the breakdown of talks with number one target Phil Brown but the 'Who's Hughes' headlines do an injustice to a man who has a host of SPL managerial experience to his name.

'I'm not here for the short term,' said Hughes. 'If I'm down here for 20 years then I've been a success and hopefully that will be with Hartlepool.

'gaffer'

Hartlepool has proved to be a graveyard of managerial ambition for some, including Coventry's own FA Cup hero Keith Houchen, but one of the greatest gaffers of all them cut his teeth with the perennial strugglers from the North-East.

In words that could have been attributed to Brian Clough himself, Hughes said: 'I'm going to do what I have to do. If I have to beg, borrow, steal to get success that's what I'll do, but it will be done with good values and I think me and this club go well together.'

An interesting appointment and one that Vital Coventry hopes is a success, after Saturday of course!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 15 2012

Time: 1:29PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

City Stay Calm On Chaotic Deadline Day (Wednesday September 2 2015)

Stats: Coventry City v Southend United (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Coventry City: Deadline Day Tomorrow (Monday August 31 2015)

Can City Make It A Ricoh Hat-Trick? (Saturday August 29 2015)

Coventry City v Southend United (Friday August 28 2015)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Coventry 2 - 2 Southend
Walsall 2 - 1 Coventry
Coventry 3 - 2 Crewe
Millwall 0 - 4 Coventry
Coventry 2 - 0 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Sheff Utd 5 4 0 1 4 12
3. Burton 5 4 0 1 3 12
4. Gillingham 5 3 2 0 7 11
5. Coventry 5 3 1 1 6 10
6. Rochdale 5 3 1 1 6 10
7. Chesterfield 5 3 1 1 3 10
8. Swindon 5 2 2 1 2 8

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

PWU Latics Podcast - Started Alright
Wigan : 02/09/2015 23:43:01
Duo encouraged to step up
Crewe : 02/09/2015 22:31:00
Boss pleased with midfielder
Crewe : 02/09/2015 22:25:01
Striker tipped to rediscover touch
Crewe : 02/09/2015 22:18:00
Manager hails support
Crewe : 02/09/2015 22:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 18%
Burton Albion 35%
Bury 5%
Millwall 17%
Shrewsbury Town 5%
Southend United 5%
Wigan Athletic 15%