DANNY Scopes says he cannot wait for the new season to get underway after being installed as Concord Rangers’ new boss.

Scopes has been confirmed as the National League South side’s chief after Sammy Moore was dismissed for ‘ongoing personal problems’ last week.

And Scopes, who led the Beach Boys to the Isthmian Premier League alongside joint-manager Danny Cowley before stepping down in 2012, admits he could not turn down the opportunity to move into the hotseat.

“I’m over the moon to have been named manager,” said Scopes.

“I’ve been in the managerial position at a slightly lower level and we enjoyed great success.

“I was offered the job a bit sooner than I expected, but I couldn’t turn the opportunity down.

“If I hadn’t accepted the offer than it may have been one of those decisions that I would have regretted further down the line.

“I can’t wait for the new season to get underway and I’m buzzing.

“I know the club inside out and I know what works and doesn’t work here.

“I feel like I’m in a good position but I will be judged on results by those on the outside.

“Hopefully we can move this great club forward.”

Scopes, who also featured for Concord in his playing days, was a member of Moore’s backroom staff as the Beach Boys enjoyed a record-breaking season.

In Moore’s solitary campaign in charge, Concord registered an all-time high 70 points and finished in sixth place.

Despite finishing in the play-off places, the Beach Boys were unable to extend their season as their Aspect Arena home does not meet the minimum requirement of 500 covered seats.

Scopes was drafted into Moore’s coaching staff early in the season and he believes he played a key role in the club’s success.

“I loved being back and part of it again,” added Scopes.

“I thought that I bedded in really well and I feel like I was a major factor in the success last season.

“In fact, I was told that by the previous management and I thoroughly enjoyed being back involved on the coaching side of things at the club.”

Although Scopes knows it will be difficult to match last season’s achievements, he is looking to put smiles on the Concord fans’ faces.

“I want us to be as competitive as possible and we are under no pressure at all,” admits Scopes.

“A football club is judged by where they finish the season and finishing sixth was a miracle.

“Achieving that again would be difficult but I just want us to be competitive in every game we play and fighting for the cause.

“Being under no pressure is a benefit for the players.

“Our first aim will be to get to the points target we set for safety and then we will add more targets from there.

“I can’t wait to get started and I’m thankful for the opportunity.”