Kenny Brown has revealed it was an easy decision to join Dean Holdsworth’s coaching staff at Chelmsford City.
The former West Ham defender was announced as Holdsworth’s assistant manager on Tuesday.
And the 46-year-old, who has previously managed in Wales, Spain and at Tooting and Mitcham, is excited to join the Clarets.
“I live locally, so I know how it’s been there for the past few years,” he said.
“It’s always been a well-run club and everything you hear from inside has been good and that’s already been proved in the short time I’ve been there.”
Holdsworth’s coaching team now looks complete, with Brown joining player-coach Dave Rainford and part-time goalkeeping coach Jim Stannard on the team, and his early impressions of Holdsworth are positive ones.
“I’ve never worked with him before,” he added. “We’ve got mutual friends and I’m good friends with his assistant at Newport and Aldershot.
“I’ve had contact with Dean over the years, either playing against him or socially and when he made the call I didn’t really have any hesitation.
“I spoke to a few people who spoke really well of the club so it was quite an easy decision.”
The role of assistant can be a tricky one, but Brown – who began his career with Saturday’s pre-season friendly opponents Norwich – believes it is one which suits him.
He added: “I’m a UEFA A Licence coach, I bring a lot of experience and I think I’m good as a number two – I understand what the players need and want and hopefully what makes them tick.
“And then obviously I have that relationship with the manager, to try and take some of the work off him.
“It’s only early days, but it’s going well at the moment, we’re working well and really looking forward to the season now.”