Glen Driver knows he has a big job ahead of him as Braintree Town's manager, but the new Iron boss is level-headed about the task that he is undertaking.

The former Leiston manager has taken the helm of a club that has just been relegated from the Vanarama National League and has had to conduct a managerial hunt for the fourth summer out of the last five.

But he knows the people running the club are pragmatic about where they find themselves as they head back into the National League South and he is looking forward to laying foundations so the club can rebuild within an initial three-year plan.

“The only pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself," said Driver.

“I know I’m going to be judged on results.

“I’m a realist and I know if I lose my first ten games then I’m going to be out of a job, but if I come in and have a solid season that lays a platform down, then we can go on in a second year and push on.

“I think we have all been level-headed and I don’t sense any undue pressure on me.

“I’ve met the board and the football club know where they are at.

“The chairman has given me the chance to come and manage a club that has just come out of the Conference and I owe it to him and his trust.

“I hope I can repay him.

“I love honesty and I’m a great believer in the saying ‘we’ll back you until we sack you’.

“I’m all for that and I hope, given time – and it will take time because Rome wasn’t built in a day – that we will get to where we want to be.

“We just have to make sure as a group and a club that we all pull in the same direction.

“We will have dark days but I’d love to think I’ll be at this club for the next three years and take the club forward to get a bit of stability to do what I did at Leiston and that was to build a football club.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to do that here."

Driver is making no promises to fans over what can be achieved next season, but he hopes everyone will get behind him and his team as they look to bring stability after a turbulent campaign last season.

He added: “Football is all about results.

“If you are doing well on the field and you’re working hard to make sure things are being done properly then there’s no reason why you can't achieve that.

“But you all have to be singing off the same songsheet.

“We looking to have a good season this year – I’m making no promises and we’d all like to be top by Christmas and champions by April – but we all have to be realists.

“I’ve probably beaten a few candidates who have a bit more experience than myself, but what I lack in experience I make up for in heart and belief.

“Hopefully, given time, we can do what we did at Leiston and that’s to build a football club."