Former Coventry City captain John Eustace moves into football management of a non league outfit. The former skipper got the managerial role at relegated National League club Kidderminster Harriers.
Eustace will handle the team at Aggborough in the summer after their relegation was made sure with the goal less draw against Barrow last Saturday. The 36-year old retired player started his football career at Highfield Road in 1996 after progressing through the youth ranks during their Premiership years. Eustace got the arm band at the young age of 22 ahead of the club’s first season out of the top-flight. He was involved in a total of 98 matches, putting the ball past the goal keeper 10 times before joining Stoke City in 2003.
The Ex-Coventry star also played for Watford and Derby County before being released in June 2015.
Tony Mowbray, the Sky Blues coach, in the summer after he left Derby, played Eustace but admitted that he didn’t think he’d fit alongside John Fleck in midfield.
The player failed to join the Rangers as expected even after an extensive trial period due to issues with his fitness; the move into management signing a one-year deal at Aggborough.
Upon arrival at the club, Chief Executive, Colin Gordon heaped praises on the player. He said:
“In choosing John we have made an appointment for the long-term and I know full well what we are getting.
“I’ve known him for over ten years; he is an astute professional with an incredible understanding of the game. He has had a great career as a player at the highest level and it’s very clear that he is going to be a fantastic coach and Manager.
“John has watched a lot of our games this season, especially recently, and knows exactly the direction he wants to go in.”