Marc Richards has been appointed head coach of Hereford FC.

Gloucester City

Richards joins the Bulls having left his role as first-team manager at Gloucester City in the National League South and his first game in charge at Edgar Street will be Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Welling.

Hereford FC’s Head of Football, Tim Harris, who has played a key role in the recruitment process, said: “We were inundated with excellent applications for this role and drew up a shortlist of four candidates to interview.

“All of them were very impressive and had skills which would fit with the new football strategy that the club is moving forward with. However, after lengthy discussions, it was felt that Marc was the best candidate overall and that he would be offered the role. We are delighted he has accepted it.

“Marc is a highly respected coach and an intelligent, progressive, forward-thinking young man. I believe he will prove to be an excellent fit for this football club and for all we are looking to achieve.”

Giving his thoughts on his appointment, Richards said:

“I feel extremely honoured and proud to be given the opportunity to join Hereford FC. I cannot wait to get started and am very excited about the potential the club has and the possibilities I believe we can achieve.

“While I am sad to be leaving Gloucester City AFC and would like to thank everyone there for all the support they have given me, quite simply I feel this is an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down.”

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