CONCORD’S popular assistant manager Glen Alzapiedi has left the club to become Cheshunt?s first-team boss.

Former Canvey manager Alzapiedi leaves the Beachboys after two years, having overseen one of their most successful ever periods, in which they were promoted to the Conference South and won the Essex Senior Cup and Ryman League Cup.

And the 49-year-old revealed he thought this was the right time to leave, having been offered the post at the Ryman One North club following the dismissal of former Arsenal pro Omer Riza.

?I have actually been offered this job twice in the past,? admitted Alzapiedi. ?The first time was when I was at Canvey and the second time was last season but it didn?t feel like the right time.

?I am only leaving Concord now because I fancied a new challenge and I thought I might regret it if I said no for a third time. I am about to turn 50 and felt this was the moment for me to accept the post.?

The former Ware, Harlow, Waltham Abbey and Canvey Island boss said he is confident of keeping Cheshunt in the Ryman North, despite their poor start to the season (they currently sit 20th) ? starting with a trip to Thurrock on Saturday.

* Many thanks to Echo reporter Luke Lambert for this report. You can read his full article here.