Ken Smith is the man Feltham FC have charged with restoring the club to its former glories.
Smith impressed Feltham chairman Brian Barry by leading Stedfast United to the Middlesex County League Division Three (Hounslow & District) title and three cup finals last season.
And he reckons he can work his magic too on Feltham, who in their early 1980s pomp were a top flight Isthmian League team.
But since being kicked out in 1995 due to ground-grading, Feltham have gone into decline and are now in the Combined Counties League Division One.
Smith said: "Feltham have a proud history and were once the top amateur side in the borough when Hounslow Town went bust, and we need to get that back.
"We also want to make it a club for the whole community again, with families coming down to watch both the first team and the junior sides."
In order to realise that dream, homeless Feltham are pinning their hopes on a long-protracted move back to Feltham Arena.
They were forced to leave their home of 40 years a few years back due to persistent vandalism, and are now playing at Bedfont after spells sharing with Egham Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough.
Although the club now have Hounslow Council on board for a scheme to redevelop the decrepit stadium with community facilities, including six football pitches and a boxing club, it is still moving along at a snail's pace.
The latest wrangle involves drainage and an unhelpful Department for the Environment.
But Barry said: "I have already poured £30,000 into it, but I've ranted and raved before and it's got us nowhere, so we'll just be patient and see what happens."
The latest idea is for the pitch to come up to the level of the first three steps of the current stand, to pull down the entire structure above the first 10 steps, and in between to be made into rows of seats.
Meanwhile, Barry said of his new manager: "I went to watch Feltham Town, who will be our reserve side next season, play Stedfast last season.
"We had only lost two games all season, but Stedfast walloped us 7-1, and I was very impressed with the football Ken had got them playing."
Hanworth born and bred, Smith captained Oriel School, South West Middlesex Schools and the full County side as a lad, as well as featuring for England Youth.
He was on the books of Brentford, Chelsea and Crewe, and carved out an amateur career with Hounslow Town, Twickenham Town and Stafford Rangers before moving into coaching.
He was player-manager of Wellington Town and Middlewich in the Midlands before returning to the area two years ago to take up a director of football post at Bedfont Sports.
However, itching to get back into coaching and managing, Smith took up his post with Stedfast last summer before leading them through a remarkable season.
His stated aim is to get Feltham back into at least the Combined Counties Premier.
Any players who fancy trialling for the club should call Ken on 020 8890 9928. Training starts on June 24 at Glebelands, running every Tuesday and Thursday.