Date: 24th October 2013 at 12:24pm
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Surely Hartlepool won’t be on the lookout for another boss shortly?

Colin Cooper only came to Victoria Road in the summer when he replaced John Hughes but with his beloved Middlesbrough looking for a new manager following the sacking of Tony Mowbray his name has been linked with a return to the Riverside.

Asked about the prospect of that job Cooper was left none too comfortable, he wasn’t quite silent but it was something of an uncomfortable view given…

He told BBC Tees: ‘It’s difficult to talk about without being disrespectful to Hartlepool as I’m very grateful for the opportunity I have been given.

‘I have said from day one that I’ve been working really hard for a chance in football management for quite a while.

‘We’re going ever so well at the moment and have worked very hard to get things working the way we want.

‘To be asked about the Boro job is a very hard question for me to answer. I’m ambitious, don’t get me wrong, and I want to do as well as I possibly can at Hartlepool and in whatever management career I have.’

To be fair you could understand, given his connections to Boro, why Cooper would find it a difficult topic to talk about and would find it difficult not to want that challenge should it present itself?

At the start of his stint with Pools it looked like he might not last long, we made a poor start to the season but have now got into our stride and he’s overseen a run of five successive wins to see his stock rise and show just why he was tasked with the job of becoming our latest boss.

Will Boro offer him the job?

I’m not convinced at this stage that they will, but should they do so I don’t think that he would be able to turn it down…