NEW Worcester City boss Tim Harris has been described as a “great guy and a really good person to get this club going in the right direction,” by Gloucestershire Live sports reporter, Jon Palmer.

Palmer has followed Harris for a number of years whilst involved with Gloucestershire football clubs and he believes him to be the ideal fit for Worcester.

The City manager has taken charge of the likes of Cinderford Town, Forest Green Rovers and most noticeably Gloucester City whilst in the Gloucestershire county and Palmer has experienced first hand what Harris is capable of.

“During his first stint at Gloucester I worked closely with him when I was writing for the citizen,” said Palmer.

“In that first season, 05-06 he kept them up when they looked destined to go down, that was in the Southern League Premier and then the following season they improved dramatically.

“Then he left for a while and had a good spell at Newport County where they got into the Football League when he was director of football.

“When he went back to Gloucester they really were on their knees so when he went back they were just trying to stay alive and still, he managed to put a decent team together and kept them away from the drop.

“When he was at Cinderford he got them to the second-round of the FA Cup which was an unbelievable achievement and that was back in 95/96, when he first came onto the scene in a management sense.”

Harris has over 30 years experience in various management roles and has been involved with clubs in three different regions and Palmer expects he will use this to his advantage at Worcester.

“He’s got unbelievable contacts,” he added.

“He has worked in South Wales, Gloucestershire and the Midlands and he knows everyone and his contact book is ridiculous, so that is one of the things that will help Worcester massively.

“Tim knows everyone and he’s highly thought of in all three of those areas because of the jobs he has done."

Whilst Palmer admits Harris is an extremely passionate man, he thinks he needs a first-team coach to work alongside him so that he can focus on things off the pitch, that will no doubt further City's ability to push out of the Midland Football League.

“It’s a very good appointment,” Palmer added.

“He is hugely passionate about football and he will see the potential this City side have.

"He will be able to get a high calibre of player in through his contacts and players will love playing for him.

"I would think he will need a first team coach wo work with, which he has normally done at clubs, I think he is more of an overseer.

"He will look after motivation side of things and focus on building a strong squad.

"If you look at what he did at Gloucester, Newport, Tamworth, he is well experienced off the pitch, he is not just a football tactician.

"I do expect him to bring someone a long with him."

Palmer offered up an early prediction of who he thinks Harris would look to sign up as his right-hand man and the suggestion was former Gloucester City and Forest Green Rovers midfielder Alex Sykes.

"My guess would possibly be Alex," he said.

"He played under Tim at Forest Green Rovers and Gloucester and worked with him at Redditch, so they know each other very well and he would be a good person to bring in.

"That would be my early prediction anyway."

Worcester City's season remains a long way from returning due to the national lockdown that is in place until at least the middle of next month, meaning it could be a while before Harris and City get to properly start forming a new, hopefully, successful relationship.