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30th November 2004 
Watkiss is the man

The club today announced that Stuart Watkiss will be the new manager of Kidderminster Harriers following the resignation of Jan Molby over a month ago and the decision that the caretaker manager, Shaun Cunnington, was not the man for the job.

Stuart Watkiss Watkiss' playing career took in Wolves, Crewe, Rushall Olympic, Walsall, Hereford and finally Mansfield.  His career ended there when he suffered a bad ankle ligament injury.

He then took up the challenge of managing the Youth team at Field Mill and took them to the fourth round of FA Youth Cup, forcing a replay against Sunderland, before losing out.  The team included former Harriers loanee Andy White and Lee Williamson who played against us last Saturday for Northampton.

He was then given the role of assistant manager to Billy Dearden and then promoted to the post of manager six months later when Dearden left to join Mansfields rivals, Notts County.

In his first season he took the Stags to promotion but couldn't maintain that and they were relegated back to the 3rd Division at the end of his first season.  After a poor run of results he was sacked and then went to Barnsley as the Youth Academy coach.

Stuarts' first job at Aggborough will be to fire the team up enough to get all three points at Yeovil next Tuesday night.
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