Speaking just after being handed the hot-seat at Edgar Street, the Bulls’ new Head of Football, Tim Harris, could not contain his excitement at the prospect of leading a club he followed as a child whilst growing up in nearby Dymock and Newent.
Harris, 58, the former Newport County, Forest Green Rovers and Gloucester City supremo spoke to BBC Hereford & Worcester yesterday, “I think it’s an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. As a youngster my father and uncle used to take me to Edgar Street many years ago, and I had some great times there as a young kid growing up.
“I just think it’s a fantastic football club, and to be invited to help the club progress back up the leagues is a great opportunity for me”.
Supporters are now keen to know who he will appoint as the new manager or head coach, with Harris insisting there has been a host of good-quality candidates applying.
“We’ve had loads, and loads of applications and some very high-profile names. It’s important that we speak to them and look to the right appointment to get things right on the field, and to ensure we press onwards and upwards”.
Hereford have had a tough start to their inaugural season in the National League North having played many of the promotion favourites, so what is Harris looking for in a new head coach.
“Someone who has got experience at this level as a minimum. Someone that knows how to develop players, and someone who is a knowledgeable coach. Someone who has all the ingredients to improve players as well as get results on the pitch,” said Harris.
“You’ve only got to look at some of the teams in the National League North like Stockport County, York City and Darlington to realise there are some big, big sides in there. Many have Football League history behind them like Hereford, and so we’ve got to put the right structure in place to make progress”.