Chris Turner and Ronnie Moore return to Hartlepool United eyed by potential investors

Ronnie Moore celebrates the Great Escape
Ronnie Moore celebrates the Great Escape

A Scandanavian-based takeover attempt of Hartlepool United could see Chris Turner and Ronnie Moore return to Victoria Park.

The Mail has learned that should a consortium led by Ostersunds chairman Daniel Kindberg be successful in their attempts to take control, they could move to bring the pair back from the footballing wilderness.

Former Hartlepool boss Chris Turner

Former Hartlepool boss Chris Turner

Turner’s last job in management was his second spell at Pools, between 2008 and 2010.

He resigned from the post eight years back and has since worked behind the scenes at Chesterfield and Port Vale.

Out-of-work Moore has very recently touted himself for a Pools return, having offered his services to both departed Craig Harrison and current caretaker Matthew Bates.

A move for either, or both, would prove popular with fans, who are desperate for good news after a few months to forget.

Kindberg met with a number of UK-based and Swedish potential investors in London last Thursday, in hope of thrashing out a deal to acquire the club from wantaway owner John Blackledge.
The Sage Investments chief put Pools up for sale in December last year, having refused to continue to fund the club after ploughing in £1.8million of his own personal fortune.

Since that decision the club has been in limbo, with administration and liquidation both still very real prospects.

Chris Musgrave, who held talks with Blackledge about taking the club over, has, to this point, been the only serious investor to come forward.