Gloucester want Tim Harris as new manager

SUCCESS: Director of Football Tim Harris celebrates promotion at Wembley last year

SUCCESS: Director of Football Tim Harris celebrates promotion at Wembley last year

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NEWPORT County director of football Tim Harris could be set to depart the club after being offered the job of manager at his hometown club Gloucester City, the Argus can reveal.

Harris, a former player, manager and general manager at the Conference North strugglers, was officially approached by Gloucester on Sunday morning following the sacking of Harris’ former assistant, David Mehew.

Gloucester had been talking with former County manager Dean Holdsworth, but they subsequently identified Harris as their number one choice.

It is understood that Harris, who holds both clubs in huge affection, is unsure on whether to take the position and has asked Gloucester for more time to consider his options.

Harris has been integral to County’s renaissance since re-joining the club in 2009 and both Newport’s board of directors and manager Justin Edinburgh have made clear to Harris they want him to stay at Rodney Parade.

However, the lure of Gloucester, where Harris lives, in a part-time role alongside his business interests outside of football, could prove too appealing.

Harris was available for comment but only confirmed he has “not ruled anything in or out.”

The former County goalkeeper and manager is likely to make his decision tomorrow.

For a full, exclusive interview with Harris and manager Justin Edinburgh on the David Pipe and Mike Flynn decision, don’t miss Thursday’s Argus Sport.

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2:02pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ohc says...

Brilliant news!
Brilliant news! ohc
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2:11pm Wed 26 Feb 14

JimMachen says...

If he does go, let's hope he takes his mate with him.
If he does go, let's hope he takes his mate with him. JimMachen
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2:18pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ohc says...

JimMachen wrote:
If he does go, let's hope he takes his mate with him.
well said
[quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: If he does go, let's hope he takes his mate with him.[/p][/quote]well said ohc
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3:19pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Harps62 says...

No problem.

Never did any good when he managed us.

Not sure what If anything he did for the County in his top sounding roll at the level we are now?

Best wishes Gloucester
No problem. Never did any good when he managed us. Not sure what If anything he did for the County in his top sounding roll at the level we are now? Best wishes Gloucester Harps62
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3:20pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Exmoor Exile says...

It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves
It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves Exmoor Exile
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3:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ohc says...

Exmoor Exile wrote:
It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves
Why? We are at best a SME company. Why do we need a Director of Football at all and particularly why do we need one who is so good he's wanted by Gloucester City?
[quote][p][bold]Exmoor Exile[/bold] wrote: It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves[/p][/quote]Why? We are at best a SME company. Why do we need a Director of Football at all and particularly why do we need one who is so good he's wanted by Gloucester City? ohc
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4:01pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Exmoor Exile says...

ohc wrote:
Exmoor Exile wrote:
It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves
Why? We are at best a SME company. Why do we need a Director of Football at all and particularly why do we need one who is so good he's wanted by Gloucester City?
You obviously have a short memory Tim helped turn the club around during the Holdsworth era and Justin has nothing but praise for the man.
[quote][p][bold]ohc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Exmoor Exile[/bold] wrote: It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves[/p][/quote]Why? We are at best a SME company. Why do we need a Director of Football at all and particularly why do we need one who is so good he's wanted by Gloucester City?[/p][/quote]You obviously have a short memory Tim helped turn the club around during the Holdsworth era and Justin has nothing but praise for the man. Exmoor Exile
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6:03pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Clever Trevor says...

Sorry to see him go,that would be an end of an era situation.
I think he would do well for GCFC,
Sorry to see him go,that would be an end of an era situation. I think he would do well for GCFC, Clever Trevor
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10:03pm Wed 26 Feb 14

emlynkide says...

Exmoor Exile wrote:
ohc wrote:
Exmoor Exile wrote:
It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves
Why? We are at best a SME company. Why do we need a Director of Football at all and particularly why do we need one who is so good he's wanted by Gloucester City?
You obviously have a short memory Tim helped turn the club around during the Holdsworth era and Justin has nothing but praise for the man.
yep, here we go again, we must have the most fickle fans around, both football, and rugby, it dont take much to turn them.
[quote][p][bold]Exmoor Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Exmoor Exile[/bold] wrote: It would be a serious loss for Newport if Tim leaves[/p][/quote]Why? We are at best a SME company. Why do we need a Director of Football at all and particularly why do we need one who is so good he's wanted by Gloucester City?[/p][/quote]You obviously have a short memory Tim helped turn the club around during the Holdsworth era and Justin has nothing but praise for the man.[/p][/quote]yep, here we go again, we must have the most fickle fans around, both football, and rugby, it dont take much to turn them. emlynkide
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10:08pm Wed 26 Feb 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

ship sinking leave rats - rearrange the well known phrase or saying?
ship sinking leave rats - rearrange the well known phrase or saying? lowandhardandinthecorner
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