Tim Harris to leave for Gloucester City job

JOB DONE: Tim Harris celebrates promotion with Newport County at Wembley last year

JOB DONE: Tim Harris celebrates promotion with Newport County at Wembley last year

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NEWPORT County director of football Tim Harris is leaving the club to rejoin his hometown team Gloucester City as manager.

As revealed by the Argus yesterday, Harris was offered the post on Sunday morning after the Conference South strugglers sacked David Mehew.

Harris, 54, rejoins the club who he left to take up his role with County in 2010 and expressed a belief that he couldn’t do any more to help the Exiles.

“With where we’ve come, with being a Football League club and giving it a really good go as we have done, I can’t do much more,” he said.

“The only way I could is if I gave up my day job and that just isn’t an option for me.”

Harris also feels the need of his hometown team is greater.

“Gloucester are in an almost catastrophic position and they need my help, I have huge emotional ties to both clubs and don’t want to see either suffer.

“I appreciate the timing isn’t ideal, but I’ve had to do what feels right for me.”

For an extensive interview with Harris, see Friday’s Argus Sport.

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1:59pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Harvist says...

Good luck Tim and thanks for everything you have done for the club, sorry to see you go
Good luck Tim and thanks for everything you have done for the club, sorry to see you go Harvist
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2:00pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Dafydd y Garreg Wen says...

Good luck Tim and thanks for all you have done. Nevertheless a worrying change and one where I just hope that this is not another sign that the 'Rats are starting to leave a sinking ship'!
Good luck Tim and thanks for all you have done. Nevertheless a worrying change and one where I just hope that this is not another sign that the 'Rats are starting to leave a sinking ship'! Dafydd y Garreg Wen
  • Score: -6

2:12pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Brat1965 says...

Goodbye and thanks Tim. You have served The Exiles well and you leave the club as an honourable and decent man! Once again, thanks.
Goodbye and thanks Tim. You have served The Exiles well and you leave the club as an honourable and decent man! Once again, thanks. Brat1965
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Adrian Williams says...

So long Tim and good luck - thank you for playing your part in the past few seasons which we will look back on in years to come as a glory period (feel free to feed some good youngsters our way ;o)
So long Tim and good luck - thank you for playing your part in the past few seasons which we will look back on in years to come as a glory period (feel free to feed some good youngsters our way ;o) Adrian Williams
  • Score: 4

4:19pm Thu 27 Feb 14

JimMachen says...

Congratulations Tim. I hope you are able to sort out the problems at Gloucester.

Do you need a good CEO to help you out?

Please!!!!!
Congratulations Tim. I hope you are able to sort out the problems at Gloucester. Do you need a good CEO to help you out? Please!!!!! JimMachen
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5:30pm Thu 27 Feb 14

sooty001 says...

Thank you Tim for all you have done for the County.
Thank you Tim for all you have done for the County. sooty001
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5:58pm Thu 27 Feb 14

beechwoodboy says...

Bet wishes and thanks for all your work.
Bet wishes and thanks for all your work. beechwoodboy
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7:01pm Thu 27 Feb 14

larneman says...

Me too. Good luck with your new job Tim.
Me too. Good luck with your new job Tim. larneman
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7:43pm Thu 27 Feb 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

good luck tim you have been a loyal stalwart for many years sailing the good ship newport county through the turbulent non leagues waters to the promised land. question is have we seen the last of tim harris at county????? for the future
good luck tim you have been a loyal stalwart for many years sailing the good ship newport county through the turbulent non leagues waters to the promised land. question is have we seen the last of tim harris at county????? for the future COUNTYVOICE
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