Hartlepool United sack head coach Mick Wadsworth

Mick Wadsworth
Wadsworth was made head coach after a caretaker spell in the summer

Hartlepool United have sacked head coach Mick Wadsworthexternal-link after 16 months in charge at Victoria Park.

Despite winning five of nine away fixtures this season, Pools have lost their last seven home matches to leave the club 13th in League One.

Wadsworth, who was made permanent head coach in the summer, took on a caretaker role following the departure of Chris Turner in August 2010.

Coach Micky Barron will take temporary charge of first-team affairs.

The muchl-travelled 51-year-old arrived at Hartlepool as assistant to Turner in July 2010, having ended a spell as manager at Chester City in October 2009.