CHAIRMAN Rod Brown has revealed what happened during Harriers’ unsuccessful attempt to shake-up backroom staff in September.

Kidderminster are currently looking for a new head coach after the departure of the previous management team of Gary Whild, Mark Creighton and Tim Flowers.

But before finally deciding to make a wholesale change behind the scenes, the board had tried restructure the back room staff in a bid to improve results on the pitch.

The club announced at the start of September that Whild would switch from manager to head of football operations, with Flowers named head coach and Creighton departing.

The move failed to yield a much-needed win, despite an encouraging draw at Halifax, followed by a disappointing draw to Torquay and home loss to Lincoln.

During that testing period for the club, Whild appeared to be directing the team from the technical area and continuing his media duties, despite apparently been taken out of the firing line. It was a decision which left supporters frustrated and confused.

The loss to Lincoln saw Whild end a memorable five year time at Aggborough and prompted Harriers’ search for a head coach rather than a manager.

"It got to a situation where we had not won in nine games and the way we were playing was not good. We felt if we continued to play like that we would struggle,” said the chairman.

"We felt the way forward was to play with a lower budget with younger players coming up and create a style of football that would probably get the best out of them.

"We all agreed to appoint a head coach. I know it is a modern term for a manager but it means a manager who focuses on the training ground.

“It has to be someone who has elite coaching experience with younger players because I think that is the future of the club based on the finances we have got.

"We sat down with Gary Whild and Tim Flowers and wanted to give it to someone else on the training ground and felt it was only right to offer it to Tim.

"We sat with Tim and Gary before Halifax on the Friday and said in principal to give Tim the opportunity.

"He said 'yes I am very interested chairman and I will have a think about it'. We thought he had embraced the role but it became very obvious 24 hours later that was not the case.

"It caused us a few problems and very quickly we realised that maybe Tim did not see himself in that role.

"By the middle of the week Tim and I established it was not to be. We decided then to identify the criteria going forward.”

Meanwhile, the chairman suggested that the club will try to strengthen after signing former Motherwell player Zaine Francis-Angol.