Hereford have brought in former Coventry City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Oxford United player Andy Whing as first-team coach.

34-year-old Whing, who holds his UEFA A Licence, has coaching experience with Oxford United, Kidderminster Harriers and Coventry City.

Speaking about the appointment, Bulls manager Russell Slade 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 made close to 400 Football League appearances and played under Slade at both Brighton and Leyton Orient.

After retiring through injury at the age of 31, Whing immediately joined the Oxford United Academy set-up, and has also had spells coaching with Kidderminster Harriers first team and U23s. Most recently Whing has been a part of the Coventry City Academy.

Speaking about his appointment, Whing said: “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.”


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