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Kidderminster Harriers announce former Coventry manager AndyThorn as new boss

 

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Kidderminster Harriers have appointed Andy Thorn as their new manager on a one year rolling contract.

Thorn's last stint in management was at Coventry, where he was sacked in 2012. He has most recently been working as part of Roy Hodgson's backroom staff for England, working as a scout ahead of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Harriers chairman Mark Serrell said: "I've known about Andy and his qualities for quite some time."

"And, once we were presented with the challenge of finding a new manager, he was at the forefront of my mind. His contacts in the game are exceptional."

"The entire board have been simply blown away by his enthusiasm and desire to succeed both personally and for us here at Kidderminster." .

The Harriers are considered one of the promotion contenders in the Conference Premier, but have dropped  from second to seventh, 15 points behind leaders Luton Town, after a run of four defeats in five league games. It was this bad run of form which subsequently lost Burr his job, despite still being in the FA Cup.

Speaking of his move, Thorn said, "I have been most impressed by all aspects of the club. The board share my vision when it comes to what our short and longer-term goals are and how we can achieve them."

"I'm extremely confident in my own strengths, particularly when it comes to man management and player recruitment."

"And, allied with what I believe is an excellent coaching staff here at Kidderminster, I am very excited at the challenges that lie ahead and look forward to starting straight away this weekend against Salisbury."

 

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