NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Erkan Okay confirmed as Soham Town Rangers assistant manager

New Soham Town Rangers assistant manager, Erkan Okay.

New Soham Town Rangers assistant manager, Erkan Okay. - Credit: Archant

Erkan Okay has been announced as Soham Town Rangers’ new assistant manager.

The former AFC Sudbury and England C midfielder replaces defender Lloyd Groves, who has decided to focus on playing.

Okay also joins the Greens as a player, but will not make an appearance until the new year as he is to undergo knee surgery.

He said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“I hope my experience will help Rob Mason and the team progress from last year.

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“I’d like to thank Rob for giving me this opportunity to get back involved with the game I love.”

The Greens have, however, been hit by the exit of Sam Mulready.

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The striker netted nine goals in as many games last season to help Soham avoid relegation.

He said: “The staff, fans and players were superb. I hope I repaid them with the goals I scored to help with the great escape.”

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