DANNY Cowley has vowed not to “rip the heart out of Concord Rangers” as he was unveiled as Braintree Town’s new boss on Tuesday.

The former Beach Boys manager joined the Conference National side last week, after eight years in south Essex.

And he has already started to formulate transfer plans and, while pleased with the current crop of Braintree players, he has not ruled out looking to his former club amid speculation he could be about to raid the Aspect Arena for some of his former charges.

“I won’t look to rip the heart out of Concord Rangers,” he said. “I don’t think that would be right.

“Having said that, if I feel that anyone can improve this football club, I’ll look to bring them in.”

Cowley also said he hoped he could replicate the success he had with Concord at his new club.

He led the Beach Boys to three promotions in his eight years at the club, taking them into the Conference South where they secured a seventh-places finish this term.

“From my point of view, I look back at the success we had at Concord Rangers,” he said. “I think the key to success is knowing how you achieved it.

“Once you know how you’ve achieved it, you can then replicate it.

“One of the cornerstones of our success was continuity.

“In eight years, we went from a Step Five club in the Essex Senior League, all the way through to a Conference South team.

“Three or four of the players were with us for the whole eight years and certainly in three or four seasons, we kept the group together.

“Player relationships on and off the pitch only grow through time and spirit and togetherness is something that’s key to a club like this.”

The search for Cowley’s successor at Concord goes on.