Welcome Paul Hart and Mick Harford.
Hot on the heels of the departure of management duo Jim Magilton and John Gorman comes the announcement of their replacements, Paul Hart and Mick Harford. The new duo have been signed up until the sign of the season.
Paul Hart recently departed Portsmouth after a poor start to the season. However last season after Tony Adams left Fratton Park with the club in a precarious position it was Hart that helped the club to pull clear of relegation trouble and preserve the clubs Premier League status.
Hart has also had managerial spells with Chesterfield, Nottingham forest, Barnsley and Rushden and Diamonds which were not highly successful. However Hart was in charge of youth development at Leeds from the early 90's which produced the youth players which were highly influencial in Leeds rise to challenging for the Premiership and Champions League honours in 2000-2001.
Mick Harford returns to Rangers having been assistant manager under John Gregory's reign and when Gregory departed he was in caretaker charge and left the club shortly after Luigi De Canio's appointment as manager.
Harford became Luton's manager in January 2008 for the rest of the season before committing to The Hatters for the following season despite the club having a 30 point deduction put upon them. Harford's men went on to win the Football League Trophy against Scunthorpe but were not able to overturn the 30 point deduction and were subsequently relegated to the Blue Square Premier. After a poor start to the season Harford was relieved of his duties in October in this year.
I hope you will join us here at Lofty Heights in welcoming the duo and wish them luck......