WORCESTER City, Cheltenham Town, Westfields FC and life as a dairy farmer were just a few areas covered as Andy Bevan spoke to the Worcester News for the first time since being appointed as City's new assistant manager.

Bevan has a wealth of experience coaching in football and has taken the role with Worcester alongside his relatively new position as Head of Coaching at the Hereford Development Centre for Cheltenham Town.

The former Westfields manager is in charge of producing the best young talent at the current League Two leaders but the chance to get back into senior management with City manager Tim Harris was too good an opportunity to pass up.

"I know Tim through football connections through working in Hereford and from my Westfields days," said Bevan.

"I spoke to Tim a number of times and congratulated him on his appointment at Worcester as the size of the club is massive.

"And then he rang me back a week later and asked if I wanted to join him. For me it was something I wanted to do, getting back in at managing at that level and coaching senior players.

"But it was a case of making it work with my role at Cheltenham and they have been so good to me as well.

"I’ll remain as the head of the centre for Cheltenham at Hereford whilst also taking up my new role with Worcester so I will definitely be busy but it’s great, I can’t wait to get going when we can."

Bevan is passionate about giving young players opportunities, as is Harris, and he is keen to keep that philosophy going during his time with Worcester.

"What Tim likes is the fact I have coached 15-20 years now," he added.

"But I have also coached a lot of younger lads who have gone on and made it at the highest level.

"I have overseen the development of the likes of Jack Butland (Crystal Palace), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Luke Thomas (Ipswich Town), George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) and Owen Evans (Wigan Athletic), so there is proof that it can be done.

"At Hereford last season as the academy manager I was pushing to get guys through to the senior team because I know how much that means to fans.

"To see homegrown talent come through, it just gives everyone such a boost to players, the club and mostly the supporters.

"It’s the future and I know the harsh reality is that you will probably lose that player but there is a sell on for whatever you do.

"You have to accept it but you have to try and bring those players through and that's what I try and do, I have a real passion for coaching."

The ability to manage at this level again may well have played a role in Bevan accepting Harris' offer but he admits the size and status of Worcester City was another influencing factor.

"Tim didn’t really need to sell it to me," he admitted.

"He said the club hadn’t had a promotion in 40 years and I was staggered at that, was really shocked.

"But it’s great that they’ve come home to the city now.

"When they were at Bromsgrove it was amazing that they still managed to take so many supporters there but being back at Claines is fantastic."