HEREFORD legend Graham Turner will help the club find their next manager after the departure of manager Josh Gowling by mutual consent on Sunday night.

Turner had a 15-year association with the club managing Hereford in the Conference, League One and League Two.

He also led the Bulls to play-off glory in the 2006 Conference final beating Halifax Town at the Walkers Stadium to secure promotion to the Football League.

A statement from Hereford chairman Jon Hale said: “The process to identify and appoint our new manager is already underway and we will look to have someone in place in a timeframe that is right for the club.

“By that, I mean we will not rush the appointment because it is a critical decision that we have to get right. We immediately received a number of expressions of interest from some well-placed candidates, and I would expect more to follow because I believe this to be an attractive job, at a fantastic club with a magnificent support.

“I am indebted to Graham Turner, with whom I have a very good relationship, as he has offered to work alongside us in the process to deliver the right person, with the best possible credentials, in a suitable timescale. We would be foolish to turn away such experience when making such key decisions, and Graham still has the club very much at heart.

“The club has to move forward in a sustainable fashion, so whoever is appointed to manage our club will have to be well versed in managing budgets, while also knowing the level and getting the absolute best out of the squad at all times. We believe that person can be found and are looking forward to moving the club forward from this point on, initially under the stewardship of Yan (Klukowski) and Jared (Hodgkiss), who I’d like to thank for stepping up to help at this point.”