Still time to be the new H’Angus

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FOOTBALL club bosses say people still have the chance to fill the boots of a famous mascot.

Scott Llewellyn had donned the H’Angus the Monkey suit at Hartlepool United since 2005, but made his last appearance in the role as club mascot in the final home game of the season against Leyton Orient at The Vic.

The search is well underway to replace him and the club say they have already had a number of inquiries.

Anyone interested is asked to email the club and people should have a good sense of humour and good people skills.

Mark Simpson, Hartlepool United’s media manager, said: “We have had a handful of tentative inquiries from a number of people who seem quite keen.

“If people do want to register an interest then the best thing to do is to email the club saying who they are and why they think they should be given the job.

“Candidates should be good with children and have a good sense of humour.”

He added that there is a code of conduct to abide by and candidates should have good personal skills.

Scott, 39, who works at Corus, decided to give up the role after seven memorable years as the cheeky monkey.

In recent years H’Angus has appeared on television adverts, programmes and even stood on the plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of a national campaign.

Scott recently gave some words of wisdom to his predecessor.

He said: “I’ll miss being H’Angus, because match days are brilliant.

“You are in the suit for three hours, but it’s great when you see people having a laugh.

“That would be my advice to whoever takes over. Just enjoy it, have fun and make sure you put smiles on faces.”

Club bosses hope to have the new person in by pre-season and will be sitting down over the next couple of weeks.

Anyone interested in donning the famous suit is asked to email enquiries@hartlepoolunited.co.uk