KIDDERMINSTER Harriers are on the brink of getting a significant new investor, according to former manager Mark Yates.

Yates has hit back after comments from Reds chairman Colin Gordon following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Guiseley.

The chairman criticised the players and the work-ethic of the club’s managers this season, which include Yates as well as his predecessor Neil MacFarlane.

Chairman Colin Gordon hits out after disappointing season 

That has led to Yates taking to social media to give his side of things following a short spell back at Aggborough.

He claimed that a new man will soon be in charge of Harriers and that the decision by Gordon to remove him before the final two games this term will be the current chairman’s “final act”.

He also said that a prospective new chief has already “come to the rescue of the club in a significant financial way” this season.

There have recently been rumours linking the man behind Halesowen-based IT firm EBC Group with a potential investment in the club.

Yates’ statement reads: “I’ve just read and heard Colin Gordon’s post-match spiel and wants to make sure the Harriers’ fans know how hard I worked - for free - and how desperate I was for the team to succeed.

“I’m fuming right now and have been since last Sunday, when Colin supposedly got me in to talk about how I saw the club moving forward. I was back home 15 minutes later than the meeting began. Obviously after not been given a chance to put my ideas across and being told that me and the club weren’t compatible.

“I know through speaking to the prospective new man in charge at the club, that this was Colin’s final act before he isn’t in a position to make decisions himself.

“There is a new man coming aboard who I believe can help the club progress - who has seriously come to the rescue of our club in a substantial financial way already over the last year. So much so that I’m not sure what state the club would be in if he hadn’t put the money in.

I’m not bitter, and I’m ready for a new challenge. But I want the club’s great fans to know that I did all I could to sneak into the play offs.

“I have a great affinity with KHFC and wish the supporters every success going forward. However, I hope that Colin either makes himself the manager - that he thinks he is - or stays away from the dressing room.”