Neale Cooper has resigned from his post as manager of League One side Hartlepool United. The club's 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Bury meant they slipped to bottom of the table and are without a win in 12 matches.
Cooper began his managerial career in 1996 at Scottish side Ross County. During his six years at the club he managed to guide them to back-to-back promotions from the Old Third Division up to the top flight.
Cooper became Hartlepool manager in 2003 and led them to the League One play-offs where they were defeated by Bristol City. The following season he left the club in May 2005 when they were on the verge of a place in the League One play-offs. He has since managed Gillingham and most recently Scottish side Peterhead.
Cooper returned to Hartlepool in December 2011 but resigned on 24th october 2012.