NEW Hereford United consultant Mark Ellis has claimed that the manager’s role was perhaps ‘too big a job’ for Pete Beadle.

Beadle was the man who saved United from relegation from the Conference on a dramatic afternoon at Aldershot.

But United have since been expelled from the Conference for non payment of bills and have applied to join the Southern League.

“Perhaps he (Pete Beadle) could see it was a too big a job for him,” claimed Ellis, who has told the Hereford Times he is "laying the foundations for success".

“To come in here you need to have big shoulders.”

The Hereford Times understands the popular Beadle, who was a big fans' favourite, was never in the running to be United’s manager under the new regime of Tommy Agombar.

Beadle has now joined Sutton United and former Welsh international Steve Jenkins, who was his assistant, is manager of Merthyr Town.

Beadle and Jenkins also did a superb job with Hereford United's youth team, guiding the young Bulls to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

Ellis, who is a football agent, said: “We have to assemble the group of players first and then bring in a manager.

“The previous managers have brought their players in and we are not bringing in players to be a jolly up.

“The manager has to buy into the mentality that we are creating.

“ If a manager thinks he is going to come in here and thinks he will bring in 10 players and all his mates, then that is not going to work.”

Ellis added: “I would not say it will be a big name but our phone has been inundated with people wanting the job and you need people who know the leagues.

“These are all League 2 and Conference players – we will be full-time. “