New Penryn Athletic boss Harry Pope is aiming for the stars with his new side – or at least the SWPL.

Pope, 28, has replaced Terry Jarvis at Kernick, and the new man at the helm is not mincing his words when it comes to his goals for next season.

“First things first, the ambition is to get promoted,” he said. “That is set in stone, that’s it, that’s done, because one of the main reasons I wanted to come down here was to try and get promoted, so my main aim is to try and win the league.”

Pope is joining the club after four successful years with Carharrack, during which he won the Trelawny League Premier in 2015, the Combination League Cup in 2016 and the Combination League title in 2017, before winning the Supplementary Cup last month.

This impressive CV unsurprisingly caught the eye of Penryn, who were on the look-out for a new manager following Jarvis’ departure.

“Mike [Young, Penryn secretary] gave me a call and offered me the job, and I went away and thought about it for a week then rang him back and said I’d take the job.

“It’s just a really big club isn’t it. I mean no disrespect to Carharrack but I mean it is a step up.

“Obviously they play in the same league but with the facilities down at Penryn you’ve got a lot of hard-working people behind the scenes and they’ve got the chance to progress and get promoted up the leagues.

Harry is hoping that some of his Carharrack side will follow him to Penryn, but maintains that all of the current squad will get their chance to impress.

He said: “I’ve spoken to a few of them, but obviously it’s the off season at the minute so I don’t want to pester them too much because I’ve been pestering them all season.

“I’d like to see all of the players there, it’s not a case of ‘I’m coming in and in with the new, out with the old’.

“I’m just going to look and see what I can get at pre-season and try and pick a squad from there.

Harry’s playing career came to a premature end at the age of 19 after requiring an operation on a dislocated shoulder.

After a brief period out of the game, the opportunity arose for him and a friend to take over at Threemilestone, eventually staying for three years before Carharrack came calling.

“I loved it from the start really," he said. "But when we first started it was me and a friend of mine so it was a joint thing, that was what I was used to.

“But when I was on my own I liked it even more then I basically haven’t ever looked back.”

Harry’s Carharrack side racked up a remarkable 162 goals – or 4.26 goals per game – on their way to a third-place finish in the Combination League last season, so it should be no surprise that he is looking to replicate that at Kernick.

“Attacking football is my main priority obviously because I have the attitude of ‘if you score more than them you win the game’.

“I like to try and kill teams off and play attacking football and score as many goals as we can whilst being disciplined off the ball and not trying to concede at the same time.”