Ian Culverhouse says he is very excited by his new ‘project’ at King’s Lynn Town Football Club.
Addressing the media for the first time since being named as successor to Gary Setchell, the former Norwich City star admitted the hot seat at The Walks was too good an opportunity to turn down.
Culverhouse said: I’m very excited. When Stephen (Cleeve) and I agreed to do this, I just couldn’t wait.
“I spoke to John Still at Dagenham and he gave me his blessing. It’s a massive football club around these parts and I couldn’t turn it down.
“The ambition of the football club is very, very attractive and it was the whole package that attracted me.
“I know the area very well. I’ve had good success in Norfolk, both coaching and playing.
“I can only see good things for this football club. It’s got a lot of legs and we need to ride it as far as we can.”
As well as wanting to be a number one, Bishops Stortford-based Culverhouse said the geography of the area had a huge impact on him taking the job.
“It was of massive appeal to me and the scope for recruitment is massive,” said Culverhouse.
“My remit is to get out to watch as many local games as possible. I want young, hungry players here to drive the club forward.
“Obviously the contacts I’ve got in the game will be massive to us when need be.
“The catchment area is incredible. When you look at the area, it has only got one major big club in it and this is the next one after Norwich.
“As long as we get it right and going in right direction I think it’s going to be a great journey.”
Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve believes that the much-respected Culverhouse is the ideal man for the job.
Cleeve said: “You speak to guys in the game and Ian is not just a good coach, he’s the best coach.
“I’m looking forward to us building this football club together.
“He’s got a blank canvas to work with. He’s passionate about the club, putting all of the structures in place and building them.”