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Jamie Pitman named as Hereford boss until end of season

Jamie Pitman
Pitman has been given the manager's job until the end of the season

Hereford have made Jamie Pitman their manager until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old former player has been working as the club's caretaker boss, on a short-term contract, following Simon Davey's sacking in October.

But Pitman, who began the season as the club's physiotherapist, will now remain until the end of the current campaign.

He will be joined by former Charlton, Middlesbrough and Cardiff boss Lennie Lawrence, who has been appointed as the Bulls' new technical director.

He told BBC Hereford & Worcester: "To have someone like Lennie with that experience and calibre is going to be great for me and the club.

"He has been in similar situations in the past. It is something that perhaps we have needed over the last few weeks to help us along the way.

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"Obviously I am very pleased that the board feel I am able to take the job on.

"I am looking to continue on in the same vein of form that we have been in. Hopefully we can continue to improve and get some wins on the board.

"The uncertainty is now done and dusted and hopefully that will help the players. I am also hoping that it will also help us get to where we want to be which is out of the places we are in at the moment and to some sort of safety."

Lawrence, who was director of football at Bristol Rovers for four and a half years before his departure in May, told the club's official website: "Football has been my life so I jumped at the chance to pass on some of my experience to a young manager like Jamie.

"He's in charge, but it's my job to help guide him through some challenges that lie ahead."

Pitman takes permanent charge with his side rooted to the bottom of the Football League on 15 points from their opening 19 games, four points adrift of Barnet and Lincoln.



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