New Kings Langley manager Dean Barker has been described as the “perfect fit” for the club.

The former Northwood boss has left Welwyn Garden City to take over at the Sadiku Stadium and succeeds Steve Conroy, who left the role last month following a disagreement over club finances.

Barker has also previously enjoyed plenty of success at the helm of Wingate & Finchley’s Under-23 side and Kings said in a statement: “The club were impressed with Dean’s drive, enthusiasm and determination to apply his skills successfully at a higher level.

“Dean is seen as the perfect fit to further develop the club’s young squad as the club look to build on the progress at step 3 of the National League system.”

The new Kings boss tweeted: “Firstly a huge thank you to everyone @WGCFC for their support and the professional way they have helped with the situation.

“Can’t wait to get started @KLFCofficial and honoured to be given this opportunity to manage a club I know well at step three.”

Barker takes over after Kings finished just one point outside the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division play-off places last season, although they will compete in Premier Division Central in the 2019/20 campaign after being moved divisions last month.

His appointment means Langley will start the new season with a new manager and chairman after Danny Perman replaced Jeremy Wilkins following his decision to step down.