Gordon Says The Next Harriers Manager Must Be “Obsessed”

Chairman Colin Gordon says Kidderminster Harriers’ new manager must be “totally obsessed” with bringing the good times back to Aggborough.

The stand-in boss is looking for the ideal candidate after Neil MacFarlane departed on January 7.

In an interview with the club’s official website, the businessman has explained exactly the type of person who he wants to see in the dug-out.

Gordon also said he would be more than capable of taking the job full-time - but he just doesn’t want to.

The chairman, taking charge with help from senior players Russ Penn and Jimmy O’Connor, said: “I want to find another young and hungry manager who wants to be up at 5 o’ clock in the morning and be the last out the building.

“They need to realise that to be a top football manager you have to live and breathe it every single day.

“You have to be prepared to watch obscure tapes from Bolivia or wherever, because a coach is interesting to look at. You have to be absolutely obsessed now.

“I want that type of person - not just someone who is quite happy to be in a Non-League set up. Because we’re not happy to be in a Non-League set-up.”

Kidderminster got back to winning ways win a 1-0 win at AFC Telford United.

“Anyone who thinks that it is something that I wanted is absolutely crazy,” he said.

“I know where my strengths are. If I was 36 rather than 56 today I’d have taken a different career path.

“Can I do the job? Yes. Do I understand the game? Yes. Am I qualified? Yes. Have a played the games and got the t-shirt? Of course I have. Do I want to do it? No.”

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