CHAIRMAN Ant Smith believes Danny Scopes was a key part of Concord Rangers’ success last season.

Scopes was welcomed onto former player-manager Sammy Moore’s coaching staff in August and the Beach Boys went onto make club history as they finished sixth in the National League South and accumulated 70 points.

Although Concord were unable to compete in the play-offs due to their Aspect Arena home not meeting the minimum requirement of 500 covered seats, it proved to be a season to remember.

Following Moore’s exit due to ‘ongoing personal problems’, Smith moved quickly to appoint Scopes as the former Leyton Orient and AFC Wimbledon midfielder’s successor.

And Smith is pleased to have named the ex-Concord defender as the club’s new boss.

Smith said: “I am delighted that Danny has accepted the position.

“He is Concord through and through and knows the club inside and out.

“Having joined the former management team, Danny’s attention to detail was fundamental in our success last season.”

While it was originally hoped that Jack Midson and Darren Beale - who were Moore’s player-assistant manager and first team coach respectively - would remain at the Aspect Arena under the new regime, the duo have resigned from their roles.

However, Adam Drew will stay at the club after shining following his move from Isthmian North side Heybridge Swifts.

“Adam Drew has also agreed to stay on as part of the management team,” added Smith.

“I’m sure he will carry on in bringing some fantastic acquisitions to the club as head of player recruitment.”