Antony Sweeney during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Barnet at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 26th October 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News )  Photograph may only be used for newspaper and/or magazine editorial purposes, license required for commercial use
Antony Sweeney during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Barnet at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 26th October 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News ) Photograph may only be used for newspaper and/or magazine editorial purposes, license required for commercial use

Inspiration for Antony Sweeney at Hartlepool United? Seven caretaker managers who have gone on to be a success in England after being handed job permanently

Following three successive wins, some fans could be calling for in-form Hartlepool United to give caretaker manager Antony Sweeney the job permanently.

Friday, 1st November 2019, 11:27 am

The Pools legend has managed wins over Aldershot Town, Brackley Town and Barnet ahead of the weekend trip to Notts County.

But, as Ole Solskjaer may be finding out at Old Trafford, isn’t the transition from taking temporary to full-time charge impossible? Not for everyone.

Here are Alex Cox, Luke Marsh and Ross Sanderson’s choices of the top seven English league managers who can offer Sweeney the most inspiration if he looks to succeed beyond being a short-term solution. Scroll down and click through the pages to find out our picks...

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