In news that was kind of expected it was announced this afternoon that Gary Whild would be stepping down as the manager of Kidderminster Harriers FC to be replaced by Tim Flowers. As you may already know Tim is already a coach at the club so this move makes sense in an economical way but maybe not so in an 'experienced manager' kind of way. Whild now becomes the Director of Football with the remit of finding new players.
Another change saw the assistant manager Mark Creighton leave the club completely and he will now pursue his career elsewhere, possibly in his tattoo shops.
Gary Whild took over as manager in March 2014 following the dismissal of the disaster that was Andy Thorn. Thorn had followed Steve Burr as manager but was never quite what the club wanted and with Gary taking over it was felt that a promotion from within the club was the best way of steadying the sinking Harriers ship. At first the ship was steadied but slowly it became apparent that Whild was out of his depth in a managerial role and was better suited to coaching and scouting. Especially around the Redditch area.
With the club now firmly settled on the sea bed in twenty fourth place and without a win, or a sniff of one, all season and the moving out of Adam Dawson to Tranmere causing meltdown on the message board then it was obvious that Whilds days were numbered.
Tim Flowers takes over with a wealth of experience in the coaching side of things and could be seen to be ready for management now. If he does fail to rescue the Harriers from relegation then it would be a cheap option to replace him.
His first big test will come at equally threatened Halifax tomorrow.