Sources: Hartlepool agree deal with Woodman
Andy Woodman has agreed a deal to be the new Hartlepool manager, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The League Two outfit have swooped for the Bromley boss after being impressed by how he has transformed their fortunes.
A Hartlepool source has now told Football Insider that Woodman has now agreed terms and he is set to be appointed as Dave Challinor’s successor.
Woodman, 50, has been at Bromley since March and has turned the club around.
He guided Bromley to the National League play-offs last season though they lost to Hartlepool on penalties.
He worked as a coach at Newcastle and Arsenal before taking the plunge into management earlier this year.
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Pools were rocked when Challinor informed the board he wanted to leave and join Stockport County.
The club issued a statement on 1 November stating their irritation at County’s approach.
Challinor had signed a new three-year deal in September after successfully guiding Hartlepool back to the football league during his spell in charge.
However, he left Hartlepool and was announced as Stockport’s new manager on 3 November.
Challinor previously captained Stockport as a player and insisted the chance to return was “too good an opportunity to miss”.
Woodman will now take the reigns at Hartlepool with the club sitting 10th in League Two.
His first game could be against Newport tomorrow evening.
Though, if he isn’t announced in time, he could take his bow in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay against Championship side Wycombe.