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Gary Whild leaves Kidderminster in another management reshuffle

KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS are searching for a new head coach – and have announced head of football operations Gary Whild has left the club.

Whild recently moved to his new role from manager but he as now left Aggborough after initially arriving in 2010 as assistant to Steve Burr.

Tim Flowers, who was announced as the new head coach last week, has in fact turned down the job according to the Worcestershire club. The former England keeper may stay at the club in a coaching capacity.

Football development director Colin Gordon will take charge of the team for the next two games against Bromley on Tuesday night and against Barrow on Saturday.

Harriers, who are rock bottom of the Vanarama National League with no wins in their first 11 league games, hope to appoint a new head coach before next weekend.

Kidderminster chairman Rod Brown said: “This has been very difficult decision to take, for nobody more so than myself – to say Gary is hugely respected by everyone at the club would be a huge understatement, and I think recent results and performances have masked some of what he has done for us.

“We cannot thank him enough for everything he has given to the club and we remain hopeful that he will feel able to stay with us in another role as his knowledge at this level of football and skill for finding talent is absolutely second to none.

“We’ve made it very clear that stabilising the long-term future of Kidderminster Harriers is the number one priority and nothing will jeopardise that – so we are not in a position to recruit a ‘manager’ in the conventional sense and give him a pot of money to spend; at this stage that would be reckless and irresponsible.

“Our priority is to find someone with a proven record of working with young players and getting the best out of them on the training field and match situations.”

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