Caretaker Kingstonian manager Kim Harris has said he would be willing take on the job long-term after the summer.

Speaking to the Sullivan and Pascoe show on Tuesday night, Harris was clear about the change in approach required after a sorry campaign.

“I would [consider it]," he said.

"What needs to happen at K’s is they need to regenerate, have a younger squad, people hungry to play.

“It’s very difficult to get a lot of high-profile players in the same group and get the most out of them, they have their own individual traits.

"It’s better to have younger players who really build a team.”

Before decisions for the future, there is the end of this season to take care of.

A poor 3-0 reverse at Lewes on Saturday was followed by a 5-3 defeat to Met Police in the Surrey Senior Cup Quarter-final on Tuesday evening.

At least in the latter game, K’s showed spirit to come back from 2-0 to lead 3-2 but familiar defensive frailties were exposed by an impressive police team.

Eleven defeats and a draw in the last 12 league matches leaves them in 16th position, a bleak winless run to rival the 17-game stretch endured in 1979.

“A win and a draw should be enough” to end any lingering fears of relegation according to Harris, who was also full of praise for the K’s board.

“They are absolutely brilliant, just really nice people,” he added.

As for the shock departure of Dean Brennan two weeks ago, Harris is now dealing with the fall-out as many of the players brought in have chosen to leave and the club’s loan limit of 12 has been reached.

“Obviously it’s well documented about Leigh Dynan going.

"He was a nice guy who put in a lot of effort.

"It just didn’t work out.

"I don’t know Dean Brennan.

"He got rid of 5 or 6 from the old squad and brought in 10, all of whom have let us down now. He resigned. I don’t know the ins and outs. People are saying there’s arguments. I know nothing about that.

"I’m very surprised that someone of Dean’s stature [would walk away]… it was obviously something that upset Dean. I have no idea what it was.”

Harris managed Kingstonian between 2002 and 2004, returning as a caretaker in 2017, and has seen even darker days for the club.

“When I was there, Mr Khosla sold the ground from under them and the money went out the club. To come back from that, it’s hard… I can understand the frustrations. I can understand people’s feelings .. but I know the K’s supporters. There are some fantastic people at the club.”

K’s head to in-form Margate on Saturday.