Gloucester City to reveal new manager at midday

Gloucester City will be announcing the successor to Tim Harris as First Team Manager at midday.

Severn Sport understands that Marc Richards is the man of choice for the Tigers, less than three weeks after he walked out of the club in solidarity with Harris who quit as boss at the end of November.

Richards took up the role of Assistant Manager at the beginning of the 2017/18 season after Matt Rose left his position due to personal commitments.

However, at the end of last month, Harris walked away from his role as manager with the club’s future clouded in uncertainty, among with several others in a mass exodus from the Tigers’ club management team.

Now, sources close to Richards say that he was ultimately convinced to apply for the position by Harris himself.

A highly qualified UEFA coach, Richards was an instrumental part of the Tigers success during the 2016/17 National League North season, in which they finished 10th – their highest ever finish.

Results have not gone the way Gloucester would have liked in the National League South this season however, and with one of the lowest budgets in the league to work with, Richards has the tough task of steering the Tigers away from a relegation battle.