Date: 24th May 2010 at 1:26pm
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New Gills manager Andy Hessenthaler is ready for the challenge of leading the Gills in League Two.

Yesterday Chairman Paul Scally said that anything short of promotion would not be good enough.

Hess is certainly up for that challenge alongside assistant Mark Robson.

Talking to Kent Online , he said: ‘I`m excited and to come back into the League is something I`ve always wanted to do. The opportunity came up at my old club and I can`t wait to get going.

‘I`ll be making sure I give absolutely everything I`ve got to this football club.’

The 44-year-old also revealed that he will not be tempted by a return to match action, and that he preferred to concentrate on management these days.

He is also keen to get going with Mark Robson and begin preparations for next season.

He added: ‘We`re two small blokes with a lot of fire in our bellies and we both played the game with a lot of passion. He`ll bring a lot to the table and I`m sure we can learn from each other.

‘It`s going to be a busy week and It`s important to me that I get to know the players and have a one to one with them all. After that we can start indentifying new players for the team.’