Brixton Old Boys have announced the appointment of their new manager ahead of the start of the new season – former Barnet and LA Galaxy player Scott Joshua Smith.
Scott played for the Bees, before joining LA Galaxy in 2010. After suffering a serious injury which put him out of the game for almost a year, he joined Dagenham & Redbridge for the 2011/12 season and played in their colours for two seasons.
Described by Brixton chairman Rob Silverman as being “young and enthusiastic, he’s confident he’ll be able to lead the Club back to its former glories, will be appointing his own coaching team and has set a personal target of an immediate return to the premier division whilst achieving success in the cup competitions.”
Smith succeeds John Nitka who has decided to step down from management and return to refereeing. Over the past three seasons, he guided the team to successive promotions, alongside several extended cup runs. Silverman added: “We would like to thank John greatly for his efforts and wish him well for the future.”
Speaking about taking over at Brixton, Smith said: “I am extremely excited to be taking over as manager of Brixton. Whilst we will be retaining many of the existing squad, I will be bringing in several new and exciting players too.
“It’s an honour to take over the manager’s role at such a historic club and I am confident I will be able to continue with the good work started by John Nitka. My aims this season are to gain automatic promotion whilst also achieving an extended cup run.”
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