New boss is a winner, says Pools legend Brian Honour

Brian Honour.
Brian Honour.

Hartlepool United have employed a winner – and it does not matter what level he has been winning at.

That was the message from Brian Honour after the arrival of new manager, Craig Harrison.

The 39-year-old swept all before him as boss of The New Saints in Wales – winning SIX Welsh Premier League titles in his six years in charge.

And Honour, writing for the new-look Pools website, has welcomed the appointment.

“It seems like a very, very positive move,” he said in his Word of Honour blog.

“Seeing his interviews, he comes across as a very positive, hard-working and forward-thinking manager, so I am really looking forward to meeting him.

“There’s no doubt about it that’s he’s a winner.

“He’s used to coaching a team that goes out and wins games, so that in itself makes this a positive and great move in my opinion.

“It doesn’t matter about the level, he’s been with a full-time team on the training ground and every day – and it takes a special manager and special players to maintain that hunger and drive to win like they have been doing at TNS.

“What was it, 15 trophies in five years? That’s nothing short of incredible.”

Honour added on “I honestly can’t wait to meet the gaffer because everyone I have spoken to about him has been ultra-positive.”