ADAM FLANAGAN has been appointed as the new manager of Concord Rangers.

The former Beachboys defender returns to the club to fill the vacancy left by Danny Cowley’s move to Braintree Town.

Adam Flanagan picFlanagan (right), 37, has just led Brentwood Town to a brilliant promotion to the Ryman Premier by winning the Ryman One North play-offs with a 5-0 win in the final over Thurrock.

Previously he had cut his teeth as a coach at Aveley and before that the former Gillingham trainee enjoyed a successful playing career with the likes of Folkestone, Dartford and Billericay Town.

Vanarama South side Concord, who have just retained the Essex Senior Cup, have been inundated with applications for the job.

But club chairman Antony Smith is confident he has got the right man to build on the remarkable success achieved under Cowley.

Smith said: “I am very pleased as he was my first gut instinct for the job and he is someone who I believe will fit well here.

“The fact that Adam had a short spell with us under Danny Cowley mans that he knows what our club is all about and that will help him settle in.

“I am very confident the players will also be happy to work with him because he was a respected player and knows this level of the game well.

“As always there will be no pressure put on Adam other than to carry on the fantastic journey we find ourselves on at Concord.”