New Colchester United manager John McGreal says he's hoping to bring a 'feel good factor' back to the club under his leadership.
The U's were relegated to League Two for the first time in 18 years last week following a 3-0 defeat to Burton Albion.
Former boss Kevin Keen decided to leave once their fate was confirmed, and the club moved quickly to name under 21s coach McGreal as his successor.
McGreal is the third internal appointment made by chairman Robbie Cowling in recent years following Joe Dunne and Tony Humes' progression to the hotseat.
The approach has been criticised by some supporters, but Cowling says it's a tradition he intends to stick with.