New gaffer discusses the opportunity of taking over as boss here at Aggborough…
By Matty Paddock - 25/05/2018
Posted 1 year ago
NEW boss Neil MacFarlane felt a “burning ambition” to take up managerial reigns and become Kidderminster Harriers chief for the new season.
The former Coventry City and Fleetwood Town coach was appointed as boss on Friday.
It represents a first shot in the hot-seat going solo for the 40-year-old, after around six years in management already under his belt at clubs both north of the border and the Football League in England.
Speaking to our official YouTube channel for his first interview in charge of Harriers, MacFarlane outlined why he turned down an offer from overseas in favour of moving to Worcestershire for the next stage of his career.
“I’m really excited,” said.
“For the last three months I’ve been working abroad in Cyprus with Steven Pressley on a real mission to keep [Pafos] up in the top flight.
“We achieved that and were offered a two-year contract there but when Colin and the Board gave me the opportunity to come and speak to them, it was a no-brainer.
“…since I was last here, the improvements [are] incredible…” Neil MacFarlane
“I’ve had a burning ambition to be a manager and it is important that it is the right job for my first job, and I think we can be good for each other here.
It isn’t MacFarlane’s first time at Harriers – the former Aberdeen player spent time here three years ago assisting Chairman, Colin Gordon, who was overseeing team affairs.
The new chief added: “I’ve known the club from helping out a few years ago – I had a great feel for it then, as I have now.
“It’s something that I feel I can get my teeth into both as my first job, but also with ambition to take the club forward and back through the leagues.
“I’m getting a fantastic infrastructure… since I was last here, the improvements [are] incredible; I’ve seen a massive difference.”
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