League Two Hartlepool have announced the appointment of Keith Curle as interim manager.
Curle was drafted after Pools parted ways with manager Paul Hartley and assistant manager Gordon Young earlier today.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Sutton left the club 23rd in the table, just two points above Rochdale.
They are yet to win a league game this season, losing five and drawing four of their nine matches.
Curle has 20 years of managerial experience, taking charge of over 600 games, and he won promotion to League Two via the play-offs with Northampton in 2020.
He will be joined at the Suit Direct Arena by assistant coach Colin West.
Antony Sweeney will lead the club in Tuesday’s Papa John Trophy contest with Morecambe, with Curle set to take the reins on Wednesday.
Pools Chairman Raj Singh said: “We fully recognize the need to act decisively and quickly given our position.
“Keith has a lot of experience and know-how at this level, including turnarounds and promotion to Ligue 1 with a team just two years ago.
“He has a profile that we think is needed at the moment to step in immediately, consolidate things and start moving the team forward again.”