Wealdstone have appointed former Watford midfielder Richard Johnson as their new technical director.

Johnson played more than 200 games for the Hornets and his role with the Stones will be combined with his business development executive position at Vicarage Road.

The National League South club have stated Johnson’s role will include but not be limited to working with the board to identify a manager suitable to lead the Under-23 side next season, beginning to consider links with professional clubs to support loan signings to the first team for next season and to identify professional clubs for potential pre-season friendlies and plan pre-season with the board and management team.

Johnson will also be expected to work with the board to identify and consider commercial opportunities that may benefit club turnover and raise the club’s profile.

As a player, Kohnson was a key figure in the Graham Taylor side that won consecutive promotions from Division 2 and Division 1 to reach the Premier League in 1999, and he also had spells with QPR, Stoke City, Colchester United, MK Dons and Northampton Town.