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Kidderminster lose fourth manager in two seasons

Kidderminster lose their fourth manager in two season after confirming the immediate departure of interim first team boss Jimmy Shan.

His appointment back in December 2019 followed the resignation of John Pemberton as manager and the sale of the club to a consortium led by businessman Richard Lane in October.

Whilst in charge of the National League North side, has guided the Harriers to 15th in the table, however his poor record has seen him not even manage to see out the deal which had him down to stay at the club until the end of the season.

Shan was previously a caretaker manager of West Brom in March last year and guided the club to the semi-finals of the Championship play-offs where they lost in a penalty shoot-out, stopping them reaching the Wembley final.


Interim CEO Neil Male commented on Jimmy’s departure: “Jimmy has moved onto pursue a football career opportunity at a higher level, I would like to personally thank him on behalf of the club for his time with his input and assistance over the last three months.”

Jimmy Shan commented: “I want to make a special reference thanking the fans, players and staff during my time at the club. I am convinced, under the new ownership and direction, the club is heading in a positive and progressive manner to bring back the success the fans deserve.”

Male confirmed that, with immediate effect, Russ Penn has been appointed First Team Manager for the remainder of the season. The club will be appointing an Assistant Manager to support Russ in the near future.

With Tuesday’s game at Farsley Celtic of the utmost importance, no further comment will be made by the club at this time.

By axing Jimmy Shan, Kidderminster lose their fourth manager in two seasons after waving goodbye to John Pemberton, Mark Yates and Neil MacFarlane.


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