'The buck stops with the manager' - City chief Harris resigns after poor start to season - The Worcester Observer

'The buck stops with the manager' - City chief Harris resigns after poor start to season

Rob George 16th Sep, 2022   0

FORMER Worcester City boss Tim Harris has pledged his support to help the club move forward off the field after stepping down as manager.

Head of Football Development Stewart Watkins and skipper Craig Jones will be at the helm in the interim starting with this weekend’s game with Whitchurch Alport as the search for a new manager begins.

Harris resigned at a board meeting on Thursday (September 15) after a run of form which has seen rock-bottom City record just one point in the opening six Midland Premier Division games, scoring just one goal in the process.

An early FA Cup exit to Malvern Town heaped early pressure on Harris and his squad and saw Jones and vice-captain Aaron Roberts apologise to supporters.

In a statement, Harris thanked those who sent messages of support in recent days following a ‘very difficult’ period for the club on the field.

“As manager, I must take full responsibility for the teams’ performances and lack of results, whatever anyone says, the buck stops with the manager,” he saud.

“On this basis, I felt it was right to tender my resignation.

“I have spoken to the board of directors and have a great desire to help drive Worcester City FC forward off the field, I am willing to put time and effort into making this happen and believe I can positively help the club move forward.

“I am pleased Stewart Watkins and Craig Jones will look after first-team matters until a new appointment is made.”

City’s board has also thanked the outgoing manager and his staff for their efforts and said they ‘look forward to working with Tim in the future’.


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