Shaun Reece is relishing the prospect of his first managerial position after taking the reins at Spartan South Midlands Division One side Enfield Borough.

The step six club’s aspirations convinced Reece the time had come to quit his coaching role at Enfield Town and embark on a managerial career of his own.

With the club now back for pre-season, attentions have turned to the new season as Borough attempt to build off their 10th-placed finish last term.

“It's a good opportunity for me to step up from what I was doing before,” Reece said.

“I've been coaching for the last six years, but getting into management is what I wanted to do so the opportunity came at the right time.

“I feel I've joined an ambitious club with great plans. It's exciting to be part of this project and I want to build on the good work that has already been done.”

Chairman Marvin Walker said: “Shaun is a great addition to the club. He has a lot of knowledge and shares the club's philosophy. It's his first managerial role but I'm confident he will do well.

"Shaun is a talented young man and when the club sees talented people, we try to give an opportunity and platform which they may not get elsewhere.”

He added: “Shaun will be under no pressure to win leagues or cups. We want to continue to develop players and play attractive football. If we do that, we will win more games than we lose.”