Steve Burr will again attempt to hurl his side into the Blue Square Bet Premier promotion places against the odds after coming agonisingly close in each of the last two seasons.
A veritable Macclesfield Town legend, Burr first became Harriers gaffer in January 2010, leaving Stalybridge Celtic for Worcestershire having worked wonders there and consistently moved them into a promotion race of their own.
He made his style of play known immediately and quickly won over the Harriers faithful before leading the reds to sixth-place finishes in both 2011 and 2012 – in each season against a backdrop of turmoil, heart-stopping resilience and fast-paced action.
As a player, Burr featured most prolifically for Macclesfield Town where is still remembered fondly by supporters for his role in their rise up the non-league pyramid and to two FA Trophy Finals. He moved into management with Hucknall Town and quickly snapped up silverware.
Success of a very different kind was to follow for Burr as manager of Northwich Victoria. From enforced relegations to off-the-field struggles and, FA Cup runs and against-the-odds promotions, he experienced some tricky times with the Vics before eventually calling time on a three-year spell there to join Stalybridge.
With Celtic there were again play-off charges and a whirlwind of entertainment as Burr further cemented his reputation as a formidable non-league manager.
Steve is also part of the England C coaching set-up.
Behind every great man, they say, is a great woman – and behind every great football manager should be an equally excellent assistant gaffer.
Something of a local non-league football expert, Aggborough’s No.2 Gary Whild joined boss Steve Burr here at Aggborough in the summer of 2010.
Whild, a player in non-league with the likes of Stratford and Moor Green, began his managerial career with Stourport Swifts, working as assistant to Rod Brown before the pair departed on the back of two promotions to Redditch United in 2000; with Whild again Brown's number two.
The duo helped steer United up the footballing pyramid into what is now the Blue Square Bet North - Whild eventually taking up the reins as manager of the Reds back in 2005/06.
He worked relatively miracles, continually achieving survival on limited resources, as well as some notable FA Cup runs. During his time at the Valley, Redditch have helped mould the careers of many name – none more so that current and former Harriers contingent Mark Creighton, Exodus Geohaghon, and Jack Byrne to name a few.
Senior Sports Therapist
Gavin Crowe joined the Harriers backroom staff as Senior Sports Therapist back in the summer of 2009, and also works as the team's Conditioning Coach.
Gavin is a vastly experienced and qualified member of the off-field team at Aggborough, with a degree in Sports Therapy and an FA Diploma alongside his work for the Bedfordshire FA.
Earlier in his career, Gavin worked with both the Centre of Excellence and first-team at Luton Town before carrying out similar work with Cheltenham Town and Bishop's Cleeve prior to his arrival at Aggborough.
He also operates his own private treatment centre at Aggborough outside of 'football' hours to cater for the wider public - for any more information simply visit the Sports Injury section of harriers.co.uk or contact Gavin directly on 07973 698 409.