Smith replaces Nitka at Brixton

Scott Smith has taken charge of Brixton Old Boys following the departure of John Nitka who has decided to return to refereeing duties.

Over the last three seasons, Nitka guided the team to successive promotions, alongside several extended cup runs.

A club statement read: "We would like to thank John for his efforts and wish him well over the future."

Smith played for Barnet 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 season 2011/12 and played in their colours for two seasons.

Scott is a young and enthusiastic and is confident he will be able to lead the team back to its former glories. He 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.

Scott told JC Sport: "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."

Anyone interested in joining Brixton Old Boys should email brixton.oldboys@btinternet.com.

Last updated: 9:06am, July 3 2013