Manager's Future Secured
Steve Burr has signed an extension to his contract that will keep him at Aggborough until the summer of 2014.
As well as Burr his right-hand-man Gary Whild has committed his future to the club for the next three years. Chairman Mark Serrell told the club's Official Website of his delight at getting the management team tied down, "Stability is something the Club has been crying out for previously, so we're delighted to have secured Steve and Gary's services for this length of time. This gives them a long period to continue the tremendous work they've been doing and allows them to plan for the longer-term future. Steve has shown himself to be one of the very best at his job in non-league football and his partnership with Gary has been a real success; hopefully they can continue to reach their ambitious as Kidderminster Harriers looks to do the same."
Burr can now continue the steady progression that he has been making with the team; last season saw him win seven and lose eight of 23 games, while the 40 games played so far this season have seen 18 wins to nine defeats and, if they ultimately don't make the play-offs this season, should surely make a decent attempt on the title next season.
Also speaking to the Official Website, Burr himself said, "The club and myself have been speaking over the last couple of weeks and the club has seen fit to get me to sign an extension to my contract which I was more than happy to do. Obviously I needed some sort of assurance that the club, longer-term, was going to be fine because we had just come through a really difficult period over the last few months. There is still a lot of hard work to be done but it is looking a lot better than it did some time ago. I have really enjoyed my time here already and hopefully we can keep moving in the right direction. I am looking forward to trying to keep this group of lads together and build on what we have here to become stronger because I know these players can progress."