THE EXPERIENCE in the Midland League of Andy Bevan has led to him being appointed as assistant manager to Tim Harris at Worcester City.

Bevan was former manager at Westfields in the Midlands League challenging for promotion on several occasions and leading them to the FA Vase quarter-final and first round of the FA Cup.

Since leaving Westfields in May 2019, Bevan was head coach at Hereford FC Academy and more recently head of coaching at the Hereford Development Centre for Cheltenham Town.

Harris, who was previously head of football at Hereford FC said he needed somebody who knew the Midlands Football League alongside him.

“I am pleased Andy has agreed to get involved in helping take this club forward,” he said.

“I was looking for an assistant and knew Andy at Westfields and the important thing is he understands the league and knows what the level is like.

“He is a very passionate and enthusiastic individual with proven ability to develop players and a good knowledge of this level.

“Football is all about contacts and I haven’t managed down at this level for a number of years.

“Andy has that knowledge of the league so will be a great benefit to the club.

“He has also got a very good CV at developing youngsters and bringing them on.”

Bevan is a qualified UEFA A licensed coach who ran the Hereford FC Academy last season and more recently Hereford branch of the Cheltenham Development Centre which he will continue.

Bevan has been worked with the likes of Jack Butland (Crystal Palace), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Luke Thomas (Ipswich Town), George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) and Owen Evans (Wigan Athletic) as a coach.

He will continue his position as Head of Coaching at the Hereford Development Centre for Cheltenham Town in addition to his responsibilities with Worcester City.

On taking the position, Bevan added: “I am really excited about getting involved, when Tim called me the decision was an easy one, it was about how we can make this work regarding my commitments with Cheltenham Town.

“Cheltenham have been first class in making this work and I can’t wait to get started.”

Harris left his position as head of football at Hereford in November 2019 and felt now was the right time to return to the game.

“I had some personal problems so had to take some time out of the game,” said Harris.

“That has now been resolved and the job came up at Worcester which is only 25 minutes down the road from where I live.

“I had some good games against them with Newport and Gloucester and it was an opportunity for me to get back into football.

“With everything classed as null and void it gives me the chance to work with players in training from March 29.

“We have got some good players like Aaron Birch and Demetri Brown.”