Former Braintree Town favourite Brad Quinton has been selected to be the club’s new manager.
The club’s record appearance holder played 546 time for the Cressing Road club and he has left Enfield Town to return.
Chairman Lee Harding was looking for someone with the club at heart and says Quinton is the right man to try and lead them back to the Vanarama National League.
Quinton, seen here in action for Braintree five years ago where he was a firm crowd favourite, wants to bring the good times back. He replaced Hakan Hayrettin, who left a fortnight ago.
Harding said: “We’ve had some excellent applicants and I must thank all for their interest in our club.
“But Brad is someone that has been instrumental in building Braintree from the foot of the Ryman League to the top tier of Non-League football from 2002 to 2013.
“But while I’m sure we will all welcome a true Iron back to our club, his appointment is based entirely on merit. Were it not for coming across the same Dulwich side that beat us in the FA Trophy last season in his play-off match.
“Brad could well have taken his Enfield side into our division. His desire and enthusiasm for our club is infectious and I sense that this move is something of a home-coming for him.
“But realism dictates that we must not gloss over the challenges that lie ahead of us. The majority of last season’s relegated side have been released and another re-building process will begin afresh.
“Fortunately Brad has been an integral part of many successful Braintree sides and knows exactly what is needed to turn our fortunes around after two disruptive campaigns. From the Board Room, Brad will receive our support and patience.”