Harrow Borough have announced the appointment of Jordan Berry as the new first-team manager.

Berry, 29, enjoyed a playing career as a combative midfielder at Plymouth Argyle, Harrow Borough (where he made 44 first team appearances between 2013

and 2014), Chipstead, Egham Town and Chalfont St Peter, before deciding he wanted to move into coaching and management.

Starting as an Academy coach at Watford, he moved to be youth team manager at Uxbridge, assistant manager at Northwood, coach at Southall, and finally manager at Egham Town.

Berry took the step five Surrey club to a clear second in their division last season, but missed out on promotion in the play-offs to Merstham of step four.

Outside of football, Hillingdon-born Berry is a primary school P.E teacher in Hayes, and has a partner and a one-year old boy.

Reflecting on his appointment, he said: "I'm delighted to return to Harrow Borough and can't wait to get started. I'm optimistic about next season and am aiming for a swift return to step three football."

Club chairman Peter Rogers noted the board’s interviewing sub-committee felt Berry ticked all the right boxes in terms of ability and expertise, and has proven himself to be a successful manager albeit at a slightly lower level.

"He is enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable and a highly rated football coach," said Rogers.

"It was a close run thing with a couple of other candidates, but the fact he was joining on the back of successful season with his previous club put him into pole position."