Tim Harris (footballer)

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Tim Harris
Personal information
Full name Timothy Harris
Date of birth (1959-10-17) 17 October 1959 (age 63)
Place of birth Dymock, Gloucestershire, England
Managerial career
1990–1997 Cinderford Town
1997–2002 Newport County
2003–2004 Forest Green Rovers
2005–2006 Merthyr Tydfil
2006–2008 Gloucester City
2011 Newport County (caretaker)
2014–2017 Gloucester City
2017–2018 Redditch United
2018 Tamworth (Director of Football)
2018–2019 Hereford (Head of Football)
2019 Hereford (caretaker)
2021–2022 Worcester City

Tim Harris is an English football manager who was most recently in charge of Worcester City.

Harris was a professional football player for several clubs, including Shrewsbury Town, Newport County, Cheltenham Town, Redditch United and as a goalkeeper for Gloucester City in the late 1970s. He was an assistant manager at Gloucester City twice, [1] and has previous experience as a manager with Forest Green Rovers, Cinderford Town, Newport County and Merthyr Tydfil.

In 2006 Harris was appointed as First Team Manager at Gloucester City, saving them from relegation and finishing in a respectable 13th place. In 2008 Harris moved 'upstairs' and became General Manager, handing over the first team manager job to assistant David Mehew. Gloucester gained promotion to the Football Conference for the 2009–10 season, via a play-off win at Farnborough.

The following week Harris was appointed as General Manager at Newport County alongside team manager Dean Holdsworth. Newport County were champions of the Conference South for the 2009–10 season and promoted to the Conference National for the 2010–11 season. Following Dean Holdsworth's departure, Harris was appointed caretaker manager on 13 January 2011. [2] Following the appointment of Anthony Hudson on 1 April, Harris returned to his role as Director of Football. During his reign as director County won promotion to the Football League and also moved from Newport Stadium to share with local rugby sides Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons at the 8,000 capacity (for football) Rodney Parade

In February 2014, he was re-appointed as first team manager at Gloucester City, replacing David Mehew. Harris once again steered the club away from relegation. [3] Harris resigned as team manager on 30 November 2017.

In December 2017, he was appointed manager of Southern Premier Division side Redditch United. [4]

On 19 September 2018, Harris was appointed Head of Football at National League North side Hereford. [5] with Marc Richards subsequently taking the Head Coach role at Hereford on 3 October 2018. [6] On 13 August 2019, Harris was appointed caretaker manager until Russell Slade was hired on 29 August 2019. [7] Harris decided to resign on 27 November 2019. [8]

On 4 January 2021, Harris was appointed manager of Worcester City in the Midland Football League. [9] After losing five of the opening six league games of the 2022-23 season, Harris resigned from Worcester on 15 September 2022. [10]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 25 November 2017.
Managerial record by team and tenure
Gloucester City 27 February 201425 November 2017182624872034.1 [3] [11] [12]

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  2. "Harris takes over from Holdsworth". 13 January 2011 via news.bbc.co.uk.
  3. 1 2 "Tim Harris leaves Newport to rejoin Gloucester City as manager". BBC Sport. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  4. "Redditch United appoint Tim Harris as manager". Redditch Advertiser. 23 December 2017.
  5. "Head of Football says Bulls need to be full-time 'sooner rather than later'". Hereford Times.
  6. "New head coach is "special", says Hereford chief". Worcester News.
  7. Chairman Answers Questions Over Richards Departure, herefordfc.co.uk, 13 August 2019
  8. NEWS | Tim Harris Resigns as Head of Football, herefordfc.co.uk, 27 November 2019
  9. "Worcester City: club announce Tim Harris as new manager". Worcester News. 4 January 2021.
  10. "Worcester City: Tim Harris resigns as boss seven games into season". Worcester News. 15 September 2022.
  11. "Managers: Tim Harris". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  12. "Results/matches: 2013/14". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 February 2016.