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Chris Herbert’s thoughts following his appointment

Newly appointed ’74 boss Chris Herbert has spoken about his excitement to get started in the role.

Herbert, who has previous experience managing at step 5 with Runcorn Town, hailed the stature of 1874 Northwich as one of the key reasons for being interested in the position.

“The catchment and stature of the club is fantastic. I have a lot of respect for the club and so do players around the area.”

“I think the pull of the club will attract the players that we are going to be after as they will want to be a part of what we are going to try and achieve here.”

“With the club also being fan-owned it’s exciting to have the opportunity to interact with the fans. I have worked under fan ownership before at Chester and understand what it is all about.” 

With the current season ending with relegation out of the Northern Premier League Division West, Herbert is looking forward to the rebuild next season at Step 5 and is hoping that his side’s football will excite the fans.

“Nobody wants to finish bottom of the league and the current squad of players are a really hard-working bunch.”

“There are some really good players that are going to be crucial to what I want to do next season and I want to keep them and build around them.”

“Next season the side my assistant and I want to build will be very fit, open and attacking minded.”

In a season of uncertainty, the club have sought support from senior players in Mark Jones and Matt Woolley. Herbert was quick to praise the efforts of the two 1874 stalwarts and spoke about his excitement in working with them both as the club strive for success next season.

“They’re (Mark and Matt) both massive for this club and they’ve been around for a very long time. Their experience around these leagues will be invaluable next season for us.”

Finally, ahead of his tenure, Chris had this message for the fans.

“This is going to be really exciting. There will be changes, but I am sure that the fans will buy into the direct attacking brand of football that we are aiming to play. We want the ball in the final third and we believe that we can get your club back to where it was.”

Chris Herbert will take charge of his first 1874 Northwich match on Saturday against Clitheroe.

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