Danny Searle joined the Shots in May 2019 after spending the second half of the 2018/19 season in charge of Braintree Town. The 41-year old holds a UEFA Pro Licence and has coached in the Academies of Chelsea, Charlton Athletic, Southend United and lastly, West Ham United where he was their Academy’s Head of Coaching. He joined Braintree in 2018 as Assistant Manager to Hakan Heyrettin and took over as First Team Manager when Heyrettin joined Maidstone in January 2019. In his short tenure in charge of the Iron they beat both Play-Off finalists Salford City and AFC Fylde and drew at the Champions Leyton Orient on the final day of the season. Unfortunately for the Iron their upturn in form wasn’t enough to keep them in the division and they were relegated along with the Shots, however he departed Braintree as a popular figure and is held in high regard by fans and staff there.