Outgoing Kidderminster Harriers boss John Pemberton has given his side of events, after his departure was announced this week.
The club’s statement had said: “While managing the club has had its challenges this season, we feel strongly that with the players at our disposal and with what is a considerable budget for this division, we should be in a far better situation than we currently find ourselves.”
Pemberton, who was appointed by the Vanarama National League North side in late-May, has disputed that, however. The former Chesterfield and Sheffield United academy boss said in quotes from Stourbridge News:
“I was given a blind horse and asked to win the Grand National, all I’ve been told is lies. The statement made it clear they have taken no responsibility.
“I found the position untenable, I cannot carry on in the circumstances, for six months it’s been a firefight. I have had no backing at the club, all they have done is move the goalposts.
“I was promised the Earth but they cut budgets.”