Rene Gilmartin says he is 'buzzing' to be at Swindon Town following his appointment as assistant manager earlier today.
The former Bristol City Under-23's assistant manager becomes the first member of staff to be brought in by John McGreal and sees the role as one that was too good to refuse:
"I have been working as a player/coach for four years now, which has been brilliant for me and now given the opportunity to become assistant manager at such a huge club like Swindon Town is something I could not let pass me by."
The 34-year-old said he was "very excited" to be working with McGreal again having worked as his goalkeeper coach as well as being a player at Colchester during his tenure as manager.
"John is a man that cares greatly about the players and the people within the club. He wants his players to have courage and showcase their strengths, he is very positive with everyone he engages with and I’ve seen first hand how his positive influence can have such a great impact within a football club."
Gilmartin also expressed his excitement at the opportunity to work with a fresh set of players for the upcoming season:
"It’s great in the way that John knows what he wants and can recruit with Paul and myself the players with the appropriate characteristics and attributes he wants to the style of football he wants to play."