MICK Wadsworth has today been relieved of his duties as first-team coach of Hartlepool United.
Pools had slumped to a club record seven home defeats in a row and pressure had grown on the Pools boss.
And club officials have today acted, ending Wadsworth’s 16-month association with the Victoria Park outfit.
A club statement read: “Following a good start to the season, although the away performances have yielded some results, regrettably the last seven home defeats have been of concern and it was felt that a fresh direction was required.
“We would like to wish Mick all the very best for his future career and thank him for his efforts since joining the Club in July 2010.
“His contribution and wealth of experience during that time has been greatly appreciated by the Chairman, Club owners and everyone associated with the Club.
“Micky Barron will take temporary charge of First Team affairs and the Club will make no further comment.”