HARRIERS chairman Colin Gordon insists the search is already in full swing to find the club's new manager.

Gordon took the hotseat on a temporary basis after Kidderminster parted ways with Neil MacFarlane last week.

He is still searching for his first win after defeats to Spennymoor and Boston and will again be in the dugout for this Saturday's trip to AFC Telford United.

However, the Aggborough chief hasn't ruled out getting someone in sooner than the summer should the right candidate become available, but again highlighted the importance of being patient in order to get the decision right.

He said: "My desk is currently piled with CVs and applications for the manager's job.

"We must have had over 100 people interested in the role and we're now sifting through all of them trying to find the right candidate.

"We also have our eye on one or two people who are in work where we maybe need to be a little more patient. We know the kind of person we need.

"We want someone who wants to use us as a stepping stone to go on and have a really good managerial career.

"This job can't be done on three or four hours a day, it's about working for long hours every day on the training pitch and looking at videos, everything.

"People who have that desire to be a top manager will give us that. We had that in John Eustace and in Gards (Matt Gardiner) and they have gone on to work in the Championship.

"If the right person becomes available without any ties then I'd have no concerns getting them in sooner because the more time they have the better.

"But it might be better that we wait until the summer to make sure we get the right person, which is more important than rushing and taking someone less suitable just because we didn't wait.

"We're not in a position to pay out compensation so we may have to bide our time."

Meanwhile, the club are moving quick to try and replace outgoing attacker Dan Bradley and are on the brink of capturing former Wolves youngster Liam McAlinden from Cheltenham Town.

Bradley rejoined former club AFC Fylde for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday after playing 37 games for the club since his arrival back in 2017.

On McAlinden's arrival, Gordon added: "He's a great addition for us and is very much a straight replacement for Dan Bradley and can play on either side or down the middle.

"There were a lot of other clubs at our level interested in signing him but he's a local lad and really wants to do well here."

Kane Richards, Ryan Johnson are both suspended for the Telford clash while Jimmy O'Connor, Ed Williams and Billy Daniels are still missing through injury.

"We know how we want to play and the things we did wrong against Boston but the first challenge is going to be getting a team out. It might be time for some of our younger players to stand up and be counted," added Gordon.