New Lewes boss Hugo Langton said he knew he would manage the club one day.

The Rooks appointed Langton yesterday until the end of the season following their biggest home defeat in a decade at the weekend when they lost 6-1 to Cheshunt.

Langton has held roles at Horsham, Hastings United, Bromley, Eastbourne Borough and also been assistant manager at National League South side Welling United.

The appointment has not come as a surprise to Langton.

Langton said: “I’ve known the chairman Stuart Fuller for a while and I always said to him one day I will manage your club.

“I’ve only visited as an away manager but I’ve always been impressed by the support.

"I was also impressed by the Equality campaign and the youth academy, so I was really impressed by the whole infrastructure.

“Ross (Standen) and Tony (Coade) were in charge and have been doing a great job but they needed a bit of help and my name was suggested.

"Stuart called me up and asked if I’d come in to help until the end of the season and I said yes.”

Langton takes charge of Lewes tonight as they host fourth place Hornchurch at home.

Caretaker-managers Standen and Coade revert back to their previous first team coaching roles.

Langton says nobody should expect drastic change straight away as they face a host of high-flyers.

He said: “Hornchurch, Enfield and Worthing are some of the best sides in the league. I do not expect to come in, wave a magic wand and fix the problems.

“Over the next few weeks as I work with the players and they understand what I want to do, hopefully, the fans will see something a bit different from what they have been seeing.

"I met the players to do an hour’s training with them so we could do something before the game and they’ve embraced everything I said.

“I’m not going to say it is a quick fix as it will take time but I’m confident we can show the fans something a bit different for the rest of the season.

"I’m hoping to bring in some players over the next week.”