Cooper brought the Greek shot-stopper to Victoria Park in 2003, and he went on to make well over 100 appearances for the club.
Konstantopoulos is preparing for Middlesbrough’s Championship play-off final against Norwich on Monday, and the 34 year old is backed by his old boss.
“I’ve watched a lot of Boro’s games on TV and he’s been excellent,” Neale Cooper said to Hartlepool Mail.
The keeper was without a club in 2003, and Hartlepool United’s then manager Neale Cooper was impressed by the keeper that “signing him was a no brainer”.
From Hartlepool, he moved to Coventry, before loan spells at Nottingham Forest, Swansea City and Cardiff City. He then moved to Middlesbrough in 2013.
Middlesborough fans…What do you make of this news? Do you think Dimi Konstantopoulos can ply his trade in the Premier League? Can your shot stopper win the game at Wembley? Please comment below.