Former Gloucester City boss joins Tamworth

Former Gloucester City manager Tim Harris has joined Tamworth FC as Director of Football.

Harris was last at Redditch United as manager, but left the club at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Tamworth were relegated from the National League North last season, with the move coming as The Lambs aim for an immediate bounce back into the second tier of non-league football.

A statement on Tamworth’s website said:

Tamworth Football Club are delighted to confirm the appointment of Tim Harris as Director of Football. This will be an integral role within an exciting new first team football management structure, as the club aims for immediate promotion back to step two in 2018/19.

He has overseen promotions from step three with two different clubs, and has exceptional knowledge of the level that the club will be competing at next season.

 An important part of this new role will be making use of Tim’s vast network of contacts. Harris has as strong pedigree in player recruitment and development and played a role in moves for QPR and Northern Ireland international Connor Washington (Newport County to Peterborough United), Sheffield United first team regular Lee Evans (Newport County to Wolverhampton Wanderers), and Luke Thomas who made his EFL Championship debut for Derby County last season, amongst several others.

The former Gloucester City boss left the Tigers in November 2017, along with a string of other high profile departures from the club.

Harris comes to the club with an excellent relationship with first team manager Mike Fowler, with the latter having captained three clubs under Harris’ management.