HEREFORD have announced that Yan Klukowski is being promoted from his player/coach role to the vacant assistant manager role.

Klukowski joined the Bulls from Hungerford Town in 2020 taking on the player-coach role from his arrival alongside manager Josh Gowling.

The 35-year-old has played at central midfield and centre-half during his time with the Bulls.

“It’s a natural progression for myself having been working on the staff for the past three seasons as player-coach and a role I feel I am well suited for,” said Klukowski about his new role to the club’s website.

“I would like to thank the board and the manager for providing this opportunity, and I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with the staff and the players to ensure we have a successful season.”

The assistant manager position became available after Steve Burr left the club to take the manager’s role at Hednesford Town.

Manager Gowling said that he wanted Klukowski to move into the role as his assistant.

“I’m delighted Yan has accepted the offer to become my assistant,” said Gowling.

“He has a wealth of knowledge and understands how I work and the expectations and standards I have.

“I have known Yan for many years, of course playing with him at Torquay United and him playing and coaching under me here, we have a fantastic relationship and it will only be good for the group.”

Hereford FC chairman Jon Hale said that it was a natural progressing for the senior defender to become assistant manager.

“As Josh’s right-hand man, Yan will bring fresh impetus, energy and experience to the table, whilst continuing the excellent relationship he has enjoyed with the back room staff and players,” Hale said.

“It is a natural progression for Yan to make after enjoying the role of player-coach over the past few seasons, and we are delighted that Yan wants to invest his time and passion towards Hereford FC.”