While it is Matthew Bates’ job to get everything right on the training fields, the players’ job to win points on the park and Craig Hignett’s work to get recruitment and deals that are right for Hartlepool United financially, it is the job of new chief executive Mark Maguire to make sure things run smoothly in almost every other aspect of the club.

From saving cash with suppliers, to bringing in sponsorship Maguire’s Pools role is wide-ranging. And a football man at heart, a Stockport County fan, in fact, Maguire knows that football and players come first at any club. He also understands the concept that if things are not right off the park, and the platform is not there for the footballing arm of the club to prosper, then things can soon turn sour, as he told The Hartlepool Mail.

“Quite frankly, without how the fans reacted last season, the club wouldn’t be here any more,” said Maguire when talking about past troubles at Pools. “They proved that the way they turned out that incredible day against Wrexham and all their fund-raising activities.

“They literally saved the club so it is time we rewarded them with a bit of hard work on our side. All I can promise them is that everyone will be pulling in the same direction with the best interests of the club at heart and not the interests of individuals.”

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

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