Hartlepool caretaker-manager Micky Barron has not ruled himself out of taking the job on a permanent basis despite having misgivings over the sacking of Mick Wadsworth.
Wadsworth was relieved of his duties last week following a seventh successive home defeat, with Barron and Ritchie Humphreys placed in charge of the team on a temporary basis. Former boss Neale Cooper and Gateshead's Ian Bogie have also been linked with the job but Barron, who worked as Wadsworth's assistant, is keeping an open mind.
"Have I enjoyed it? No, probably not. It's been busy and hectic and upsetting as well to be honest," Barron told the Hartlepool Mail.
"But when I'm with the players and on the training ground it's good and when I'm at the game it's good.
"It's the time in between that is different - things like thinking about subs and who's travelling, things I don't normally have to do which are new to me."
When asked about taking on the job, Barron added: "We'll see. I'm doing a job I've been asked to do. I coach the team and will carry on doing it."