Hartlepool United add Brian Honour to the coaching staff on temporary basis

Brian Honour. Picture by FRANK REID
Brian Honour. Picture by FRANK REID
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MANAGERLESS Hartlepool United have drafted in club legend Brian Honour to the coaching staff on a temporary basis.

The 50-year-old will help Sam Collins and Stephen Pears on a short-term basis after the pair took charge following Colin Cooper’s resignation.

Honour offered his services to the club and has spent time on the coaching staff before, in 1995 following his retirement from playing and also served as joint caretaker manager alongside Paul Baker in 1999.

Collins said: “Brian knows the club inside out and has vast experience so I am delighted he’s going to come in and work with us.

“He knows exactly what the fans want to see out on the pitch and I think his approach to the game is very similar to mine so I think it’s great to have him on board.

“After our brilliant win on Saturday we want to keep on building the momentum and I’m sure having Brian’s coaching knowledge and bubbly personality around the place will help us do that.”

Club officials have confirmed that Honour will join Collins and Pears in the Pools dugout for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Luton Town at Victoria Park.

Horden-born Honour scored 36 goals in 384 first team matches for the club between 1985 and 1994.