Glebe appoint Anwar Uddin: We're looking forward trying to fulfil the clubs big potential

Friday 20th October 2017

GLEBE have confirmed their new management team, ahead of tomorrow’s Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division home clash against AFC Croydon Athletic.

The Chislehurst-based club axed their third manager in 18 months on Monday when Ben Young parted company with the club after only 19 games in charge.

Young left Sutton Athletic to take charge of the club during the summer but despite playing six games in The FA Cup, losing 5-4 on penalties away to Bostik South side Phoenix Sports in a Second Qualifying Round Replay, which was the club’s longest run in the competition, that wasn’t enough for the club’s trigger happy chairman.

Glebe were knocked out of the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy First Round in Young’s final game in charge last weekend, going down to a 2-1 home defeat to First Division side Holmesdale.

Young won six, drawn six and lost seven of his 19 games in charge of the club.

“Ben Young has left his role as first team manager at Glebe with immediate effect.  We would like to wish Ben every success in the future,” said a club statement.

Glebe are in fifteenth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table tonight, with two wins and two draws from their nine league outings, three points clear of the relegation zone.

The club have appointed Anwar Uddin (manager), Peter Sweeney (assistant) and Steve Clarke as their new management team on Tuesday.

“This team will bring a wealth of experience to us,” said a brief club statement.

Uddin, 35, a retired defender played for the likes of West Ham United, Bristol Rovers, Dagenham & Redbridge, Barnet, Sutton United and Eastbourne Borough, has managed Sporting Bengal United and Ware.

Uddin Tweeted “We’re looking forward to working with the players and trying to fulfil the clubs big potential.”

Gary Alexander, the manager of Bostik South side Greenwich Borough, has lost Sweeney to Glebe.

“Just want to thank Peter Sweeney for all he’s done at Greenwich Borough, wish you all the best on your next venture as a manager coach at Glebe,” Alexander Tweeted.