TOM Prodomo says he feels “very proud” to have made the move to Southend United.

Prodomo has continued his partnership with Mark Molesley, moving to the Shrimpers as assistant manager.

The pair previously worked together at Weymouth.

Prodomo had combined his role at Weymouth with one as sport and exercise lecturer at Brockenhurst College, as well as being the long-standing Brock Football Academy boss, but he will now be leaving the college.

“I’m immensely excited about the challenge and feel very proud and privileged to be accepting my new role,” said Prodomo.

“At Southend we need to create our own culture and environment – that has to come first. Then it’s all about winning matches and creating a winning mentality.”

The ex-Bashley coach, who used to play for New Milton Eagles and attended Highcliffe School, added: “I’d like to thank the people at Brockenhurst College for their support in my career to date – Brock has been a major influence on my life.”

At Weymouth, Molesley and Prodomo guided the club to back-to-back promotions, helping them return to the National League for the first time in 11 years. But they have now moved on, making the step up into League Two. Their season will begin with a Carabao Cup clash against Gillingham on September 5, before facing Harrogate Town in the league the following week.

Kevin Jones, head of curriculum for sport at Brockenhurst College, said: “We are absolutely thrilled for Tom and wish him every success.”