ALAN Carey has revealed how the foundations are in place for success at Newquay – but warned it is going to take time to deliver.
The former Bodmin Town boss was last week confirmed as the new manager of the Peppermints, succeeding Glynn Hooper, who stood down after two seasons at Mount Wise last week.
Carey was recently in talks with Saltash United over the then vacant manager's job at the Kimberley Stadium, which has since been taken by Martin Burgess.
However, after holding talks with Newquay chairman Pete Butterly and director of football Trevor Mewton, Carey has spoken of his delight after taking over the Premier Division club.
He said: "I met with Trevor and Pete and was taken aback with what the club are actually trying to do and was amazed with how far they have come. I felt that it was something I actually wanted to be a part of."
Hooper, who has joined Truro City as head coach, guided the club to a respectable 12th place finish in their first season in the Premier Division, before standing down, along with his assistant, Phil Lafferty, last month.
Midfielder Mark Vercesi has also left the club this week after joining Mousehole, and more could follow.
Carey is keen to keep as many players as possible, but as if often the case in these circumstances, it remains to be seen how many will choose to remain at the club.
He said: "I think the first thing that is important is to bring some stability to the club.
"I can also bring in a couple of players to strengthen the squad but I am not looking to bring in masses of players and cause an exodus."
But Carey, who led Bodmin to the old South Western League title in 2006 and transformed Falmouth into a top five team, is not making any bold promises.
He added: "There is no point saying that you're going to go out and win the league next year, that is not what it is about. I'd like to think that we can build something. It will take time but I think that we can do it. I am certainly not looking to come here for 12 months and walk away."