Hampton & Richmond Borough have appointed Mark Harper as manager following the departure of Alan Devonshire.
Harper worked alongside Devonshire as assistant manager last season and previously led the reserves to a league title as boss.
The new Hampton chief said: “I had no hesitation in accepting the Hampton job, it’s a great family Club to be a part of and one which I have enjoyed playing a role in for the past couple of years.
“I am really looking forward to developing my playing squad with the addition of some fresh faces. Of course I realise the 1st team job is going to bring some new challenges, but I have never been one to duck a challenge. Hampton can be and will be a progressive Club and I relish the thought of getting started”.
Club chairman, Steve McPherson, thanked Devonshire for the job that he has done in the past eight years but believes Harper is the right man to lead the club forward.
He said: “I see Mark Harper as the man to make this position his own and build on the past two years he has already spent at Hampton.
“I am confident that Mark will utilise his vast playing experience of non-league football to ensure that our club will be in safe hands; he is Hampton through and through and also understands the challenges that we face as a Blue Square Conference South club.
“Mark has already moved quickly to develop some key areas in the club including the establishment of his backroom staff as Hampton look to usher in a new era of change.”