CHAIRMAN Colin Gordon insisted he had taken the manager's job at Kidderminster Harriers to offer stability and declared: "I'm not an egotist."

Gordon will take the reins until the end of the season after Neil MacFarlane left by mutual consent earlier today.

Harriers have won just two of their past 10 games and remained out of the National League North's play-off places following Saturday's 3-0 loss at Darlington.

Gordon, who previously held the role as caretaker boss in the 2015-16 season, will be assisted by senior players Jimmy O'Connor and Russ Penn as he looks to kick-start a faltering campaign.

He said: "Results will always dictate these sort of things because it's a results-driven business but we also looked at performance levels as well.

"After the amount of games we've played this season you get an idea about if things will be able to improve. Neil was here for more than half a season but results have tailed off dramatically.

"It is a short-term fix at the moment but there is an element of looking further ahead because we want to play a certain way and show those shoots of recovery down the line.

"It's not about focusing on the play-offs now, it's just about working hard and playing a certain way.

"I'm not a egotist and one of those chairman who wants to be a manager, that's not what it's about. I've had a successful playing and coaching career and never imagined I'd be in this position this season.

"It's all about making sure we don't throw the baby out with the bath water. If you rush to get someone in then often you have to change everything, you have characters who might not fit in with the new manager and suddenly the whole ethos at the club is being changed and that's not what we want.

"Changing everything and forgetting how we want to play and what we want to do would be the road to ruin for us.

"It's about looking for the right person for this club and making sure we do our homework and get the right person in. Hopefully this gives us time to do that."

On the roles for O'Connor and Penn, Gordon added: "They are both going to be vitally important to me. They are both qualified coaches and want to head that way themselves.

"They also offer another voice on things, will have their own ideas and are also close to the dressing room."

Harriers have been hit by further injuries ahead of tomorrow's vital clash at seventh-placed Spennymoor Town (7.45).

George Waring and O'Connor could miss out after knocks at Darlington, while defender Ryan Johnson starts a three-game suspension.

Harriers have also missed Ed Williams, Dan Bradley and Billy Daniels in recent weeks.