Published 13th May 2011
....as the Zamaretto League Division One Central club`s new player-manager.
The 34-year-old front man, who spent seven seasons at Julius Martin Lane, was handed the job on the recommendation of outgoing boss Ian Benjamin.
Furnell tasted Ridgeons League success in 2008, but he hopes his first campaign in charge can provide Soham with a platform to build on in future seasons.
“I think we need to bring in some experienced players – the young lads need to be guided every now and then,” said Furnell, who was Wisbech Town’s top scorer last season with thirteen goals in forty-two league appearances.
Despite looking for some experienced heads to aid the youngsters at Julius Martin Lane, Furnell believes a promising future lies ahead of them.
“They have grown up a little bit,” he said. “It’s not easy playing every week as a young lad because it’s a hard league and they are playing against strong, physical people. They did well after Christmas and finished the season relatively comfortably.”
And it is that survival Furnell – who will be assisted by Andy Coleman – hopes to build on when the new season gets under way in August.
He said: “I’m not going to turn round and say we are going to win the league, but we don’t want to be fighting relegation again.
“If we can have a decent run in the cups and finish mid-table it will be something to build on.”