Ronnie Moore pleased to be rewarded with new Hartlepool contract

Hartlepool United Chairman Gary Coxall
Hartlepool United Chairman Gary Coxall

Ronnie Moore admits it is a nice feeling to be rewarded with a new contract.

New chairman and co-owner Gary Coxall has revealed Moore and his assistant Sam Collins will be offered new, longer contracts, with the manager’s original deal due to run out in December.

Ronnie Moore.

Ronnie Moore.

And Moore is looking forward to the deal being agreed over the coming days.

Speaking on the second day of pre-season, Moore reflected on a busy summer that has seen seven new signings and new owners JPNG take charge after Increased Oil Recovery (IOR) sold the League Two side.

Coxall’s first priority is to tie down Moore after keeping the club in the Football League.

“It is always nice to be rewarded for what you have done,” said Moore. “Nothing has been sorted yet but hopefully it can be in the next couple of days and then when it is we can kick on and get ourselves ready for the season.”

It is always nice to be rewarded for what you have done

Ronnie Moore

Moore welcomed JPNG, while also praising outgoing chairman Ken Hodcroft, who he enjoyed a good relationship with. He added: “The takeover came out of the blue really, as players and staff we didn’t really know too much about what was going on. That is fine, that is the way things are done.

“We have a new chairman now and it can only be positive. Everything we are hearing is positive and great for the club and the progression of the club. “We have to make sure that we are getting things right on the pitch. The football side is the most important. If that is going well then it will be easier for the chairman to do the things he wants to do. Ken Hodcroft was fantastic with me.”