Gloucester City manager among front runners for vacant Hereford job

Gloucester City manager Marc Richards is among the leading candidates to land the vacant manager position at National League North side Hereford FC, Severn Sport understands.

Hereford have been searching for a new man to take the helm at Edgar Street after Peter Beadle was dismissed earlier this month with the side in the top half of the table.

Reports suggest that the Bulls are keen to get a new man in position quickly and are set to interview ‘a current National League South manager’ this week.

Former Gloucester City boss Tim Harris was brought into the club as Head of Football following Beadle’s dismissal and it is believed that the ex-Newport County Director of Football is keen to work with Richards again.

Since taking over the manager’s position in December 2017, Richards has enjoyed a good spell in the top job at Gloucester, steering a relegation threatened team to a mid-table finish last season.

This season has been up and down for the Tigers as they currently sit on just 13 points after 10 games, only managing to find the net six times in the league.

City had better fortunes in the FA Cup at the weekend, as a Fabien Robert goal after 17 seconds set them on their way to victory.

It is also believed that Dean Holdsworth could be in the frame to take over at Edgar Street due to his connections to Harris.