HEREFORD FC have appointed Andy Whing as their new first team coach.

The 34-year-old, from Birmingham, has previous coaching experience at Kidderminster Harriers along with Coventry City and Oxford United Academies.

During his playing career Whing played as a defender and midfielder.

He played under Bulls manager Russell Slade at Brighton and Leyton Orient.

Hereford manager, Russell Slade speaking to the club’s official website said: “I’m really pleased to bring in Andy, he’s played for me at Brighton and Leyton Orient so I know him well, he’s a really good type.

“Hopefully the balance between an older manager and a younger coach will work, I’m sure he’ll do well for this football club and I’m delighted that he’s with us.”

Whing, who was most recently at Coventry City Academy, told the club’s website: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge I enjoy being out on the grass in the week working with the players and then seeing the results on a Saturday.

“I’ve played at Edgar Street a few times in my career and I know that the atmosphere can be really rocking. This is a really big club and I’m looking forward to getting going.

“I’ve worked with Russell in the past and I have a really good relationship with him when the chance came up for me to link back up with him, and at a fantastic club like this, I couldn’t refuse.”