BILLERICAY Town have named Kevin Watson as their new manager.

The former Ebbsfleet United boss replaces Jamie O'Hara at New Lodge.

And a club statement revealed Watson beat off stiff competition to land the role at the National League South club. 

"On completion of a thorough selection process, involving circa 50 candidates, BTFC have pleasure in announcing that Kevin Watson has been appointed as our men’s first team manager with immediate effect," said the statement.

"Kevin brings a wealth of playing, coaching and managerial experience to the club. He shares our one club vision and the board’s ambitions for Billericay Town FC.

"Kevin will be joined by Tristan Lewis as assistant manager."

Billericay are currently 17th in the table.