Tim Harris will take charge of his 250th competitive game as manager of Gloucester City Football Club this afternoon as the Tigers welcome FC Halifax Town to Whaddon Road.\r\n\r\nHarris was a professional football player for several clubs, including Shrewsbury, Newport County, Cheltenham, Redditch and as a goalkeeper for Gloucester City in the late 1970s.\r\n\r\nIn 2006 Harris was appointed as First Team Manager at Gloucester City, saving the Tigers from relegation and finishing in a respectable 13th place.\r\n\r\nIn 2008 Harris moved ‘upstairs’ and became General Manager, handing over the first team manager job to assistant David Mehew.\r\n\r\nThe following week after our 2009 play-off final success, Harris was appointed as General Manager at Newport County alongside team manager Dean Holdsworth.\r\n\r\nHarris returned to the Tigers fold in 2014 though, replacing David Mehew as manager, and has now chalked up 249 competitive games as manager.\r\n\r\nHowever, Harris insists that it’s not about him and the significance of the milestone is miniscule in the grand scheme of things.\r\n\r\n“No [I never look at those milestones], simple as that really. It’s not about me is it? It’s about doing something I enjoy.\r\n\r\n“250 games managing Gloucester City is a statistic but it’s not something to worry about. What I look to try and do is improve this football club not just on the field but off it as well and we work with some very committed people.\r\n\r\n“It’s all about where this club is really. What I do know is that this club is in a good place because we’ve got a lot of exciting young talent out there that will make mistakes and have the odd bad game but hopefully those are few and far between.\r\n\r\n“What I’ve got here is a group of players who I think are a little bit special and I think there’s still some exciting times to be had with this group of players.”

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