Last Game: League 1
Next Game: League 2
Colin Cooper will start life as Hartlepool boss in League Two with a trip to Rochdale on August 3.
Manchester City are willing to abandon the chase for Edinson Cavani in order to sign Spain star Isco, while Liverpool close in on three deals.
Rochdale will begin next season with a home game against Hartlepool.
Colin Cooper said Hartlepool can take inspiration from Bradford when they take on Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup.
Last season's Capital One Cup finalists Bradford City face a trip to Huddersfield Town in the first round of the 2013-14 competition.