HARRY Wheeler has made a sensational return to Billericay Town after being appointed as the National League South club’s new manager.

Wheeler is back at the AGP Arena after being confirmed as Dean Brennan’s successor.

And Wheeler is pleased to have been named Billericay manager for a second time.

“I have unfinished business here,” said Wheeler.

“I’m not too proud to let my ego get in the way of business, I never have been.

“This a great club with a great squad and I want them to realise that.

"I’m not looking at coming back and making massive changes.

“Every player has the chance to show me they are playing for their shirt.

“I’m looking forward to being back and hopefully doing what’s needed to start pushing Billericay back up the table where they should be.”

Brennan’s four-month reign as Town’s boss came to an end on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after claiming a 6-2 win over Southend United in the Essex Senior Cup quarter-finals.

But Billericay have suffered five defeats in their last six National League South outings and the club mutually agreed to part company with Brennan.

Wheeler’s first stint in charge of Billericay was a huge success as he led them to the treble last season.

Town claimed the Isthmian Premier League title, along with Isthmian League Cup and Essex Senior Cup honours last term.

But Wheeler was sacked just six matches into the National League South campaign, with the first defeat of the season at Chippenham Town being his final encounter in charge.

Having departed Billericay at the end of August, Wheeler took charge of National League side Maidstone United less than a month later.

Wheeler attracted former Billericay stars Jake Robinson, Rob Swaine and Simon Walton to the Kent club in a bid to turn around their fortunes.

However, Wheeler left the Gallagher Stadium with Stones in the relegation places last month.

And Billericay have moved quickly to welcome Wheeler back to the AGP Arena after the club dropped out of the play-off places following the 2-1 defeat to Chippenham Town last weekend.

The club have also confirmed that Jamie O’Hara, who played a key role as Billericay won the treble last season, has been appointed as player-coach and will be in charge for tomorrow’s local derby at Concord Rangers.

Wheeler will then take over managerial duties on Monday and Billericay owner Glenn Tamplin is pleased to see Wheeler and O’Hara return.

“I am delighted to say even though I have been away from my family and friends for months, I have been in regular contact with the club,” said Tamplin.

“I wish Dean and Stuart (Maynard) all the best but needed to make the change.

“It was made well aware that Harry and I had our differences that resulted in Harry leaving the club, but we have spoken at length and what happened is in the past and I’m so pleased that he has returned to finish the job he started and is joined by Jamie, who was worked hard completing his coaching badges and I know will give 110 per cent in his first coaching role working alongside Harry.

“Jamie still has plenty to give on the pitch so will return as a player-coach and will play a massive part on and off the pitch as we look to push to get back into the play-off places.

“There has been a lot of changes at the club recently, some that didn’t please everyone but needed to happen to ultimately make Billericay a self-sustainable club and that is something we are very close to achieving.

“That is one thing I know is important for the community and long-term supporters of the club and I have been out here doing a lot of researching and spending time with some amazing people.

"I am so excited to return and share with you what I have been working so tirelessly on and has kept me away from my home and the club for so long.

“Trust me, I’m coming back with a bang.”