Anwar Uddin joins Maldon & Tiptree as assistant manager
Former Dagenham and Redbridge defender Anwar Uddin has agreed to join Ryman Division One North side Maldon and Tiptree as assistant manager.
Anwar, who was the first British Asian captain in the Football League, has been appointed after the Jammers hired Alan Kimble as the club’s first team manager on Saturday (27 September).
Alan, who previously managed at fellow Ryman North outfit Aveley, replaces Terry Spillane after he left the club earlier this month following a two-year spell in charge.
During a playing career that lasted over a decade, Anwar featured for the likes of Bristol Rovers, Dagenham – who he gained promotion from the Conference with in 2007 – and Barnet as he made over 250 senior appearances.
He went on to become assistant manager at the Bees in April 2011 as they managed to maintain their Football League status on the final day of the season. Anwar has also coached within West Ham United’s academy.
Anwar, who began his playing career with West Ham, will balance his new position at the Wallace Binder Ground with his current role working for the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Kick It Out as Diversity and Campaigns Manager.
Anwar’s dual role with the FSF and Kick It Out sees him encouraging diversity within football crowds across the country at all levels of the game through a range of creative projects and initiatives.
“I’m really excited to be getting back into football with Maldon and Tiptree,” said Anwar.“This role allows me to continue my development as a coach after my experiences with Barnet and the West Ham academy.
“Non-league football is full of passionate individuals who care greatly about the game. Many clubs act as the hub for their community and there are lots of people dedicating their time to engaging others in the local area with their team.
“I spent a large amount of my career in non-league football and had great success playing at that level, including winning the conference with Dagenham. I have a huge connection with the non-league game and it is great to be back involved.”