Hereford FC is delighted to announce that former Newport County and Gloucester City manager, Tim Harris, has been appointed the club’s first Head of Football.

Tim, who has most recently been working for Tamworth FC, will start his role with immediate effect and will work with the club’s board to recruit a new Head Coach.

Speaking about this appointment, Bulls Chairman, Ken Kinnersley, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted Tim has accepted this position as we feel he is the perfect fit for the Head of Football role in our new structure. He impressed every member of the board greatly when we met him and listened to him at length as he answered all the questions posed.

‘Most importantly, he has a huge amount of football experience at our current level and above, in both managerial and Director of Football roles, and has shown that he understands every aspect of running a football club – from the youth programme to the first team – to give it the best possible chance of on-field success. He also has a tremendous passion, priceless experience and has previously helped guide a non-league club into the Football League, while also managing a transition from part-time to full-time.

‘Over his career he has been responsible for spotting a number of players who have gone on to have lengthy Football League careers which has produced excellent income. As the Head of Football, we see Tim as being responsible for implementing our football structure, developing a scouting network, and planning recruitment from academy to first team. We feel he has all the right tools for the job.

‘We are all very much looking forward to working with Tim and know he is really excited by the opportunity he has been offered at Hereford FC. We’re sure that our fantastic supporters will join us in offering him a very warm welcome and that everyone will get right behind him in his new role.’

Giving his thoughts on his appointment, the Bulls’ new Head of Football said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to help progress the club. I am under no illusions about where the club currently stands and what is required in the short and long-term for its continued success.

‘My father and my uncle were big Hereford United fans many years ago. They used to take me and my cousins along regularly when I was a boy, so I do understand what this clubs means to the fans and where they want it to be.

‘No one is saying anything in life is easy, but I have personally experienced some great times in my football career, with several good FA Cup journeys, Championships, Promotion Play-Off winners twice and two Wembley appearances. What I can assure Bulls supporters is that I can never be accused of a lack of effort, as I will give everything I can to help this club progress to where it deserves to be.’