Mark Angel admits that he can’t wait for that buzz of matchdays to return.
The former West Bromwich Albion and Oxford United winger was announced as the new Boston Town manager a fortnight ago.
Despite pre-season training still being weeks away, the 39-year-old admits that he is chomping at the bit to get back to regular action - stating that the excitement before a game will always stay in a footballer’s blood.
“I have to say that as I got older I didn’t enjoy training as much as I did when I was younger,” Angel told The Standard.
“You get to a point where you just don’t look forward to training as much.
“But the one thing you always miss when you don’t have it is the matchday.
“There’s nothing like the buzz of getting into the ground and getting ready for a game, coming out of the dressing room and hearing the fans.
“It’s something that you always look forward to, the atmosphere and the match.
“I’m looking forward to that again.
“I can’t wait to be back in that dressing room getting the lads motivated.”
The Poachers will be Angel’s first managerial role, and he will take charge of the United Counties League Premier Division side from Lori Borbely.
The Romanian stepped into the dug-out for the final third of last season after previous manager Dan Barrett resigned from the role.
However, Borbely opted to vacate the position to concentrate on playing.
“I don’t have any regrets,” the 33-year-old said.
“ I’m at that age where you want to make sure you don’t miss out on those final years of playing.
“I’m excited about working with Mark and hope I can still do a good job for the team.”