Former City Defender Takes Over At Hartlepool

Last updated : 20 January 2017 By Cns Sport

Former Coventry City defender David Jones has been appointed the new manager at Hartlepool United.

Jones replaces former City loanee Craig Hignett who left last Sunday and the 60 year old will take over on Monday.

Jones claimed that he was sold a dream and said to BBC Tees: ''''The chairman sold me it, Gary sold me a dream. He showed an ambition and why not?.

"I''ve had people phoning me and saying it is fantastic and I''ve had other people saying are you mad?.

"I just felt it was right for me after talking to Gary. He''s very ambitious, young, he''s a bit naive on certain things but that''s why he''s employed me as a football manager.

"He''s employed me to build this football club. That''s hopefully how he sees it."