KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have confirmed that management duo of Russ Penn and Jimmy O'Connor have committed their future at the club until 2025.

Having agreed extensions at the start of this season, the paid have guided the club to special season. 

The magnificent FA Cup run will live long in the memory for all Harriers supporters but Penn and O'Connor have taken the team to the end of season play-offs in the National League North.

Owner Richard Lane believes this is only just the beginning for the pair and the club as a whole.

Lane said: “Russ and Jimmy are our born leaders, they set the bar very high in effort, dedication and desire, this then sets the example for others with their incredible determination and drive to bring success to our football club.

“As a club we want to demonstrate our commitment to them both and to the whole project which we all feel is only just beginning.

"With the fans behind us we’ve made some great progress and we only want that to continue.”

Manager Russ Penn said: “It has been a great season so far, but we aren’t finished yet, and it’s all about pushing on both in the play-offs and into the future.

“With the fans behind us we’ve made some great progress and we only want that to continue.”

Assistant Manager Jimmy O’Connor said: “We talked last year about how important stability and continuity are in football and our message is still the same in terms of how we all move forward together as a group.

“Whilst we have some great memories from this season – and hopefully some more to come – everyone at the club is focused on maintaining that, and this allows us to continue what we’ve been doing.”

The news comes ahead of a huge week for the club.

Kidderminster play in their 'play-off eliminator' clash with Boston United on Thursday, with a win securing a place in the National League North play-off semi-finals.