CONCORD Rangers have announced Chris Search as their new manager.

The 42-year-old has enjoyed a successful four year spell in charge of the Beach Boys' under 18 team.

And Search is pleased to be making the step up to take charge of the National League South side.

“Firstly I would like to say thanks to Concord Rangers and the committee for giving me the opportunity to manage this great club after four years at the club and having worked closely with the first team over the past two seasons including the memorable day at Wembley," said Search.

“With the promise of hard work from us all we look forward to the new season ahead and will endeavour to progress the club in all possible ways on and off the field.”

Search's appointment comes following a turbulent spell for Concord.

Chairman Ant Smith has opted to step down while manager Danny Scopes resigned.

Assistant manager Lee Minshull and head of recruitment Adam Drew also departed along with key striker Alex Wall who joined Havant & Waterlooville.

But Concord are now looking to the future with Search in charge.

He will be joined by former Beach Boy Danny Green who has been named as assistant manager while Craig Shipman will be first team coach.

And Search is pleased with the backroom team he has already managed to assemble.

“I am not underestimating the massive leap in levels, however alongside Danny Green and Craig Shipman I believe we have a very complimentary and strong management team following on from the shock departures of Ant Smith and Danny Scopes in recent days," said Search.

"I feel this is an opportunity to continue the great work of the previous management team.”