Ronald David "Ronnie" Moore (born January 29, 1953) is an English former footballer. He has taken charge of several clubs including Rotherham United, Tranmere Rovers and Hartlepool United.
He played for many different clubs in a career spanning almost two decades, including Tranmere Rovers, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Rotherham United. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest Rotherham players of all time. Beginning his career in management at Southport in 1997, he went on to manage Rotherham, guiding them to two successive promotions from Division Three to Division One. He moved to Oldham Athletic in 2005, before becoming manager of former club Tranmere Rovers one year later. He returned to Rotherham for a second time in 2009, before returning to Tranmere Rovers for a second time in 2012. In February 2014 he was suspended by the club, pending the outcome of a Football Association investigation into alleged breaches of betting rules; he later admitted breaches of the rules, and was sacked by Tranmere in April 2014. In December 2014, Moore was announced as the new manager of Hartlepool United.
After several years at Rotherham, Moore joined Oldham Athletic in March 2005, helping the club to avoid relegation. In his second season, he led Oldham to a mid-table finish and won the League One Manager of the Month Award for December 2005, but later parted company with Oldham ostensibly due to poor season ticket sales.
Moore was immediately offered a position as manager of former club Tranmere Rovers in June 2006, which he accepted. He began his time in charge of Tranmere by bringing in nine players in the close season, including Chris Shuker and Paul McLaren. In his first year, he guided the team finish 9th in League One, although Tranmere had looked likely to achieve a play-off place for most of the year. In his second year in charge, Tranmere could only finish 11th, despite having been top of the table earlier in the season. Moore was affectionately known as "Ronnie Raw" by many Tranmere fans due to his extreme sense of humour.
In September 2009, Rotherham United confirmed that Moore would begin a second stint as manager, assisted by former teammate Jimmy Mullen. The following day, Ronnie was unveiled to the Millers faithful at the home game against Barnet, to a massive standing ovation. Rotherham went on to win the game 3–0. His return spell at Rotherham was mixed; Moore won the League Two Manager of the Month Award for November 2009, and took the club to Wembley for the League Two Play-Off Final, although the Millers lost 3-2. The 2010–11 season began similarly well, but after a string of indifferent results Moore left the club "by mutual consent" in the wake of a 5-0 defeat to Chesterfield in March, with Rotherham 6th in the table. His failure to secure Rotherham's place in the play-off spots for the second season in succession was largely cited as the reason for his second departure.
On 5 March 2012, following the sacking of Les Parry, Moore made a second return to a former club, being appointed Tranmere Rovers manager until the end of the season.
On February 14, 2014 it was reported that Moore was under investigation by The Football Association, for breaching its rules against betting on competitions in which his club were involved. Three days later, the club announced that he had been suspended with immediate effect, until the conclusion of the FA investigation. On March 31, the FA charged Moore in relation to alleged multiple breaches of rules regarding betting on matches. Moore admitted the charge on April 8, and requested a personal hearing. He was sacked on April 9, 2014; the club said that "Tranmere Rovers will not tolerate any action that damages the integrity of this football club."
On December 16, 2014, Moore was appointed as Hartlepool United manager. Hartlepool were at one stage 10 points adrift bottom of the Football League and looked certain for relegation, but Moore inspired a revival in form, with the team having a four-match winning streak towards the latter stages of the season, which eventually ensured league survival in the penultimate game, ironically demoting the team Moore is most associated with (Tranmere Rovers) from the Football League. He ended the season wearing a Rasta hat along with the 2,500 other travelling fans for the final game at Carlisle.
On February 10, 2016 Moore left Hartlepool by mutual consent
His son is Ian Thomas-Moore.As of November 29, 2016