Chairman’s reflections as Harriers bid farewell to John Eustace…
By Matty Paddock - 25/05/2018
Posted 2 years ago
CHAIRMAN Colin Gordon says Harriers are sending departing boss John Eustace to Queens Park Rangers with his blessing after two years at the Aggborough helm.
Eustace left the club to join the Championship side as number two to new boss Steve McClaren at Loftus Road.
It brought to an end a two-year reign here in Worcestershire for the former Derby midfielder, who leaves behind an impressive record including two play-off campaigns.
Speaking about the news, the Chairman told our YouTube channel: “It’s difficult for me because I am very close to him, but we can’t stand in his way and the whole point of the model we’ve got now is that if people have the ability to go on and prove themselves, we’ll give them that opportunity and they’ll go with our blessing.
“Steve knew John’s value from when John played for him at Derby, but there was always a danger that other clubs would come calling for him as their manager.
“….if people have the ability to go on and prove themselves, we’ll give them that opportunity and they’ll go with our blessing…” Colin Gordon
“So, we understood this might be the case but that’s the whole point – people don’t leave you if they’ve been poor at their jobs, they leave you if they’ve done well and he’s done a fantastic job so, as I say, he goes with our blessing.”
Colin added that news of a new manager at Harriers won’t be far away.
“Very soon,” he added, when pushed on a timeframe. “I know the types of people who’re out there that understand the way we play and they are few and far between.”
Watch Colin’s full interview covering John Eustace’s time at Aggborough and departure by clicking play below.