Peter Taylor is relishing the challenge ahead of him at Stevenage after taking charge of the Blue Square Premier club.
The former England Under 21s manager has been out of work since being sacked by Crystal Palace in September but was looking for a quick return to management.
He insists it is not a problem for him to be in charge of a club so far down the hierarchy of English football, but is hoping to take Stevenage into League Two.
"I have been out of work for a few weeks and I was looking to get back in," Taylor told Sky Sports News.
"It was something that appealed to me. This is a growing club and if I could get it into the Football League I would be delighted.
"They are a very good football team, they have a go-ahead board and the chairman is determined to do well so everything seemed right to me.
"Dropping down to the Conference doesn't bother me. I started at Dartford and have also been at Dover. The most important thing is to be out working.
"I'm still as hungry as ever and I'm really looking forward to the job."
Taylor had been linked with other positions and he admits there were one or two approaches.
He explained: "Other clubs did ring but for me it wasn't right that all of a sudden I went straight back to the Football League."