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Former assistant O'Kelly appointed boss at Hereford

League Two Hereford United have made Richard O'Kelly their new manager until the end of the season with ex-boss Jamie Pitman dropping to a coaching position. O'Kelly, who had been coaching at Walsall, was previously assistant manager at Hereford from 2002 to 2004.

"This is a very special football club. I'm excited to be given this chance and it's great to be back," said O'Kelly.

He added: "It's my first job as a manager but what better team to start with?

"I'm determined to make sure the club starts to achieve its potential.

"We've got 12 games to show and prove to people just what we can do."

Hereford chairman David Keyte said: "Although everybody has been working very hard, we felt we needed someone fresh for the remaining 12 matches.

"Richard was the man we decided could do a job for Hereford United. We're thrilled to have him and we hope he'll be guiding us to the future."

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