How does Matthew Bates' record compare to other sacked Hartlepool managers?
We've taken a look at the win percentages of Pools' last ten permanent managers to see how Bates stacks-up compared to other figures who have parted company with Pools. And while Bates' record is far from outstanding - it looks significantly better than some. Scroll down and flick through the pages to see how he compares to other former Pools bosses:
Excluding Bates' spell as caretaker boss, he racked up a win percentage of 29.2% during his brief spell in the Super 6 Stadium dugout.
A marginally worse record than that of Bates, Harrison was dismissed earlier this year after securing just ten wins from his 36 games in charge at Pools.
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It was hoped that the vastly-experienced Jones would save Pools from relegation to League Two, but he failed to deliver results during a short-lived stint in the North East.
Hignett is now back in the dugout as caretaker manager, and his record during his permanent spell in charge was far from the worst Pools have seen.
The scouser remains a popular figure among Pools fans - and it's no surprise given his fine win percentage which propelled the club to the Great Escape.
Murray's win percentage is the worst of the lot - so it's no surprise his stint in the hotseat was a short-lived one.
The ex-Middlesbrough man impressed during the early stages of his reign at Pools, but resigned after the club were left rooted to the foot of League Two.
The Scot was sacked after Pools were relegated to League Two - but actually had one of the better win percentages of their recent managers.
Much-loved by players and supporters alike, Cooper resigned from the club in 2012 with Pools struggling for form in League One.
Perhaps surprisingly, Wadsworth has the best record of Pools' last ten permanent managers with an impressive win percentage. He was sacked, though, in December 2011.