Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore targets 1,000 games as boss

Ronnie Moore
Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore is targeting 1,000 games as a Football League manager – and he wants to achieve it with Hartlepool United.

The experienced manager, formerly of Rotherham United, Tranmere United and Oldham Athletic, is around 70 matches short of the landmark figure.

I am happy here – why would I want to go?

And he is looking forward to achieving it while manager at Pools.

The 62-year-old, whose contract runs out in December, has been offered a new long-term deal by the club’s new owners JPNG.

Chairman Gary Coxall revealed the move when he was introduced to the press three weeks ago.

The new deal is yet to be signed but Moore is not anticipating any problems.

Moore told SportMail: “We are just waiting. We have spoken to the chairman, myself and Sam (Collins).

“They are sorting the contracts out and once we can get that sorted, the LMA (League Managers Association) will have a look at it and we’ll take it from there.

“I am happy here – why would I want to go?

“At this present time it is great and you can do no wrong ... mind I know how quick that can change!

“My target is 1,000 games and hopefully I will get them here,” added Moore, who is around 70 short.

Pools struggled against the drop all of last season but he is hoping for a far more successful 2015-16 campaign.

Moore added: “I think everybody in life has to have a personal target and goal to go for.

“That is mine and I want to be successful.

“We don’t want to be where we were last year.

“We don’t want the crowd going through it again. I don’t and the new owners won’t either.

“I don’t think we will be in that state, we have enough here to press and be where we want to be.”