Hartlepool appoints former Premier League Golden Boot winner as manager after nine months out of work following non-league dismissal.

Introduction to the Article
Kevin Phillips, the Golden Boot winner of the Premier League, has been named as the new manager of Hartlepool United.

Phillips Returns to Management

The new manager was previously axed by South Shields last April, shortly after he led them to promotion to the National League North.

Phillips on Joining Hartlepool

Upon his confirmation as the new manager, Phillips expressed his delight and eagerness to take on the challenge at Hartlepool United. He emphasized the importance of the fans and his intention to bring fresh ideas to the team.

Hartlepool’s Current Performance

Hartlepool currently sits 13th in the National League, with only two wins in nine games and were relegated from League Two last season. Phillips aims to improve their performance in the second half of the season.

Phillips’ Background

Kevin Phillips, who retired from playing in 2014, is best-known for being the only English player to win the European Golden Shoe, following the 1999/2000 season in which he scored 30 Premier League goals.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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