KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have announced the appointment of Jimmy Shan as their new interim manager.

Shan, whose coaching CV includes almost 15 years at West Bromwich Albion - including a spell as caretaker manager after the departure of Darren Moore last year - takes over the reins after previous boss Jon Pemberton parted ways with the club last week.

His first game in charge will be Harriers' National League North clash at home to Boston United on Saturday.

Speaking on the club's website, a spokesman said: "“This is a new era for the football club.

"This is the time to focus on building a bright future for the club and moving forward, collectively, with the supporters and the town behind us. The atmosphere against Gateshead at Aggborough on Tuesday was fantastic, and we’re keen to really carry that forward now as we build for success on the pitch.

"Jimmy is local and hungry to get to work quickly and to be successful here. He was the standout candidate for us, and we’re looking forward to getting started.

"We are committed to supporting Jimmy in strengthening his squad with signings; this isn’t an overnight process; we will give him the tools he needs to help boost the team."

Shan has initially been appointed until the end of the season.

He will be assisted by Russ Penn, who has been in caretaker charge for the last two matches.