Former TNS manager Craig Harrison linked with AFC Telford United vacancy

Former New Saints manager Craig Harrison has been linked with the vacant hot seat at Non-League side AFC Telford United.

Both Harrison and former Chester manager Marcus Bignot have been linked with the role after former Wolves defender Rob Edwards left the club yesterday.

The Shropshire Star says that Harrison is keen on taking his first managerial role since leaving Vanarama National League side Hartlepool United. He has since been replaced by former Middlesbrough defender Matthew Bates.

The club’s chairman Andy Pryce is identifying a long-term replacement for the club, which could be found in Craig Harrison who spent a number of years at Park Hall, where he won numerous accolades in Welsh football.

This is the second time that Craig Harrison has been considered for the role back, when back in in 2015 he was linked to the job alongside former Airbus UK Broughton manager Andy Preece and former Wrexham boss Kevin Wilkin.

Harrison is also being considered for the Chester job, but current Bangor City manager Kevin Nicholson seems to be above Harrison in the pecking order after impressing in the interview stage.

The 40-year-old began his managerial career at Airbus UK Broughton, before moving to The New Saints where he stayed for six years, winning the Welsh Premier League in each season. He also won four Welsh Cups and three Nathaniel MG Cups.

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