Craig Harrison has this message for Hartlepool United after landing Bangor City job

Craig Harrison is back in management having landed the Bangor City job.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 2:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 2:41 pm
Former Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison.

Harrison has been out of work since being sacked by Hartlepool United at the end of February after just eight months in charge at The Vic.

But he is back in football and back in Wales having been handed the task of guiding Bangor City back to the JD Welsh Premier League following their dramatic demotion after failing to secure a domestic licence for 2018-19.

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Bangor, who finished second last season behind Harrison's former club The New Saints (TNS), had their licence revoked for failing to meet the financial criteria requirements.

Former Pools boss Harrison, the most successful manager in the history of Wales’ top flight, has the responsibility of guiding them back to the Welsh Premier League.

Harrison took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank the Pools fans and wish the club well for the future.

He tweeted: "I would just like to thank @Official_HUFC and their AMAZING fans and wish them and Mr Singh huge good luck in the future.

"I'm gutted it didn’t work out. Not for the want of commitment, hard work and effort, unfortunately it wasn’t enough to deliver success they deserve."

Harrison arrived at Victoria Park with a big reputation, having led Welsh side TNS to six league titles.

Early season optimism that Pools could bounce straight back after relegation from the Football League slowly eroded away with Pools finding themselves heading towards a relegation battle towards the end of his time in charge.

Harrison left Pools with the club 19th in the National League.

The dire financial problems off the pitch didn't help Harrison's cause, with the club in real danger at one stage of slipping into administration before Raj Singh's takeover was confirmed.

Having won the National League's Manager of the Month award in October, Harrison oversaw Pools' slump down the table before the club made the decision to part company with him.

Harrison was officially unveiled at Bangor City on Wednesday afternoon.