Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor has been speaking about the situation at the club in his latest update on the club’s website.
Challinor, who took the managerial reins at Victoria Park earlier this season after leaving AFC Fylde, said of the ongoing uncertainty in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: “These unprecedented times have brought real uncertainty around the football club and some decisive decisions have had to be made. These decisions have been made public regarding the furlough of staff, threat of redundancy and in some instances people losing their jobs.
“There are great people working so hard throughout this club but It’s a really concerning time for everyone, but at the end of this, all the football club is the most important factor, and we have to come out the other side. The positive for me as a newcomer to the club is that in the short time I’ve been here, I’ve seen what it means to people,
“I’ve seen the power of our fans and what it means to the community and the people of the town.”