MURRAY AXE IS SUCH A FARCE SAYS FLITCROFT
HARTLEPOOL’S decision to sack Paul Murray after just 45 days in charge was farcical, according to Bury boss David Flitcroft.
Murray, who spent three years as a player at Hartlepool, was in charge at Victoria Park for just seven games – the last a 2-1 home defeat to Non-League Blyth Spartans in the FA Cup second round.
And Flitcroft, a former Pools player, said: “When I see the Hartlepool manager getting sacked after seven games, it’s become farcical. The world of football has become farcical.
“I think that heaps pressure on everyone at a football club.”
Craig Hignett, who resigned from his role as Middlesbrough assistant earlier this month, is currently the favourite to take charge, with Ronnie Moore, Sam Collins and Chris Beech among the runners. However, Rochdale are confident assistant-manager Beech will remain at Spotland.
Boss Keith Hill said: “If it was something that Chris wanted to do, I would never stand in his way.
“But if I was Chris Beech there’s no way I would entertain going to Hartlepool as first-team manager, because look at Paul Murray – he’s out of work within seven games.
“Where is the plan from the people in charge?”
SHORT SHIFT: Paul Murray lasted 45 days at Hartlepool