|06 Feb 1987 Headline: "New manager for Tamworth"
Tamworth FC have sacked Roger Smith and Barry Meads and immediately appointed a successor.
The new man is successful former Dudley manager Graham Smith who will be in charge of the side for tomorrow's home game with Chasetown.
Graham Smith has a fine management record and has also played for both Tamworth and Atherstone in a glittering non-league career.
He took over immediately after Smith and Meads were dismissed on Tuesday night. The axe fell on the duo just minutes after the cup encounter at Halesowen Town. Chairman John Bayliss personally told the duo they were no longer required and admitted it was a very hard thing to do.
"We are not in the business to sack managers and this was a very hard decision for us to take," said Bayliss, "I didn't like having to tell them but we feel we are going nowhere at the moment and the supporters deserve something to shout about."
The board agreed to approach Graham Smith at a special meeting and were delighted that he accepted after a short time. His record at former club Dudley is superb. He took them from a West Midlands league title to a Southern League Premier outfit in five years, and also put them in four cup finals.
"I do not like making predictions but I think I can bring quality players to this club and I am very excited at the prospect," said the Burntwood-based manager.