The 37 year-old steps up two levels to take over at the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division runners-up after previously managing Cambs Premier outfit Hardwick. His appointment was confirmed last night by new Rovers chairman Karly Hurst, who was elected to succeed long-serving Keith Gabb at the clubs annual meeting on Thursday (June 4). Clements said: Im honoured to have been offered and accepted the role. I am confident that with the ability and talent of the players, combined with the fantastic infrastructure within the club, I can keep up and add to the great work that has already been done. Clements was a successful athlete as a youngster with a hat-trick of English Schools Championships sprint hurdles triumphs. He made one appearance for Cambridge United during a brief career as a professional footballer and has played extensively in non-league with his former clubs including Cambridge City, Sudbury, Kings Lynn and Needham Market. Chairman Hurst said: We knew we had to make the right decision and appoint the right manager. We are excited about the direction the club will take with Matt at the helm.