A number of out-of-work managers have offered to work for free if handed the Hartlepool United hotseat. But, for the time being, the club are set to stick with Matthew Bates, say The Hartlepool Mail.

Pools have been inundated with applications for their vacant managerial post, which is currently being occupied on a temporary basis by former first-team coach Bates. The Mail has learned that talks have taken place with a number of those potential bosses, some of whom have offered to work, until the end of the season at least, without payment, given Pools’ precarious financial position.

Those CVs and offers are being collated by chief executive Pam Duxbury, and may well be revisited at a later date. But for the immediate future Pools are more than happy to stand by Bates, as they are keen avoid yet more upheaval, which could potentially further damage their bid to avoid the drop the National League North.

Read more at: http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk

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