Former Carlisle United star Clint Hill has landed a role with the Blues' League Two rivals Hartlepool.

The north east club have announced that the former defender has joined Dave Challinor's management team.

It follows Hill's recent departure from Bristol Rovers, where he had been assisting Joey Barton.

He was previously alongside Barton at Fleetwood.

The move sees Hill reunited with his former Tranmere colleague Challinor and sees the Monkey Hangers replace Joe Parkinson, who recently left the club.

"I’m delighted that Clint has agreed to join our management team and I know he’ll be a big success," said Challinor of Hill, who was with United in the 2017/18 season, the last campaign in his impressive playing career.

"We have been looking to add someone since Joe unfortunately moved on and replacing him was always going to be tough.

"Clint is someone I’ve obviously known for a long time since our playing days at Tranmere.

"His principles haven’t changed since his time as a player, he’s a hard worker, brilliant professional and a winner."

Hill, 42, has already been working with the Pools players and said he was delighted to join on a deal to the end of the season.

"After speaking to the manager and hearing about the plans he has for the club over the next few years, it was something I wanted to be a part of," he said.

Hill is one of several ex-Blues figures on the books at Victoria Park, along with coaches Antony Sweeney and Jake Simpson, and players Gary Liddle, Mark Cullen, Olufela Olomola, Martin Smith and Jordan Cook.