Date: 07-01-19Manager MacFarlane gone

07-01-19 - News - Manager MacFarlane gone

Neil MacFarlane
Neil MacFarlane
Didn’t quite work out for him

It had been coming for a while but, earlier this morning, Kidderminster Harriers announced a parting of the ways with manager Neil MacFarlane after seven months with the club.

A poor run of results in recent months, and rumours of unrest within the squad, lead to the decision being made that it wasn’t working out anymore and we would begin to look elsewhere. That looking won’t happen until the end of the season though with the chairman Colin Gordon having put himself in temporary charge, again, and working with Russ Penn and James O’Connor as coaches.

In his short time with the Harriers MacFarlane oversaw twenty seven games winning just eleven and losing nine. For a club with aspirations of promotion it just wasn’t good enough and the football was a mixture of what he wanted and what the chairman wanted leading to ‘pigs ear’ football that resulted in unadventurous passing back and forth with no real cutting edge up front. The exception to that was one glorious night at Leamington when we ruthlessly won 4-0.  

Earlier today, possibly due to pressure from the supporters, Joe Ironside was re-called early from his disastrous loan spell at York City. A loan that he only started two games out of ten and failed to score.

Now we have to accept that the club are no longer making promotion the priority and will now tread water until the summer when, if, a new manager comes in.

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