LIFELONG Pools fan Stacy Jordan was shocked to hear of John Hughes and Micky Barron’s sudden departure.
The 31-year-old, of Dyke House, Hartlepool, said: “It’s a bit of a shock really.
“Maybe they only had Hughes in mind as a short -term thing to try to keep the club up.
“I think Hughes was left with a hefty load in the position the team were in.
“I just hope we can get someone to give us a boost and hopefully a promotion push.”
Adrian Liddell, 42, of West Park, Hartlepool, said: “To be honest, I don’t think Hughes was up to the job despite the improved results.”
Adrian who is managing director of a printing company, added: “His inability to land any short-term replacements and unwillingness to play Luke James at a critical point in the season cost us our place in League One.”
Neil Sharpe, a 42-year-old production manager, of Billingham, said: “I think it’s a brilliant decision.
“We now need a quick successor, to get rid of the dead wood and get the players all playing together.”
Steve Ryan, who runs a fruit and veg stall in Hartlepool Indoor Market, said: “I’m just a bit disillusioned at the moment.
“I can’t see what another manager is going to do with the players we have got.”