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Kidderminster Harriers FC Staff Profiles

John Eustace

John was named Harriers manager in April 2016 as the club swiftly began its preparations to react to relegation from the National League.

Born in Solihull, Eustace has enjoyed stellar playing career, amassing almost 500 senior appearances in the Premier League, Championship and Scottish Premier for the likes of the Hornets and the Rams, playing a big part in Derby’s fortunes as recently as 2015.

A born leader, Eustace has the credentials for a strong career in management and is keen to get to work in establishing Harriers as a competitive force in the National League North in 2016/17.

Matt Gardiner
Head of Coaching

Matt joined the club as Head of Coaching in the summer of 2016.

The vastly experienced former player and current coach joined after a four-year stint as part of the management team at Worcester City. As a player, he also represented City alongside the likes of Torquay United and Shrewsbury Town.

In his coaching role he has earned the respect of his peers and has an enviable reputation for spotting and developing talent in the non-league scene.

Kevin Phillips
First team coach

Kevin began working with Harriers in October 2015, having worked with former boss David Hockaday at Forest Green Rovers previously as part of a spell that lasted over six years at the New Lawn.

A UEFA licensed coach, Kevin represented Swindon and Cheltenham Town among others as player, as well as spending four years in the military.