The top 12 managers in the Football League

12) Ronnie Moore (Hartlepool)

There are few better at working with scant resources in the lower divisions than Moore, and the point was proved after he took over at Hartlepool last December. Pools were propping up the league by a distance – six points, precisely – and looked certain to be relegated, but a superb late-season run saw them pull clear and it was ironic that Moore’s previous club, Tranmere Rovers, were one of the sides to go down instead.

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