The former Hungerford Town number two is in caretaker charge following Garry Hill’s departure.
He hopes to helped his chances of landing the job full-time despite the side losing a lead to Maidenhead United on Saturday - the club’s 11th defeat in 17 matches.
Watson was content by the display and thinks with time he can turn the season around and make the bottom side a force again.
“There’s a lot of encouraging signs,” he told BBC Kent.
“I’ve told the owner that I would love to take this team forward, especially with what I’ve seen.
“They were brave. Whatever’s gone before and whyever they’re down the bottom of the league doesn’t concern me.
“As far as I’m concerned, this is a fresh start. We’ve lost the first game but that’s all it is and we move on, I’ll move on until I’m told anything different.”
He added: “I was proud of them - they showed courage.
“There’s more than one way of being brave in a football match, more than just going around smashing people and getting in people’s faces.
“There’s having the bravery to get on the ball and pass it and in the two days I’ve been here, I’ve stressed that’s how I always played the game and that’s how I’ve always been coached to play it and I’ll continue to coach and manage that way.”
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