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WAYNE
BURNETT

Wayne Burnett was most recently manager of Dagenham & Redbridge having been appointed on the 27th February 2013.

Wayne, a holder of the Uefa Pro Licence, arrived at Dagenham in June 2009 working with previous manager John Still and also overseeing the Clubs future talent in the Academy.

Wayne initially moved into the management side of football with Fisher Athletic in 2004, winning the Southern League Division One East. He then joined Dulwich Hamlet but returned to Fisher for a second spell in May 2007. His previous appointment as manager was at Grays Athletic where he stayed for four months until February 2009.

In his first full season (2013/14) in charge at Dagenham, he guided the Club to a 9th place finish in Sky Bet League Two.

As a player he began his career with Leyton Orient as a youngster, representing England at youth level. From there he moved Blackburn Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Bolton Wanderers, Huddersfield Town and Grimsby Town. It was with the Mariners that he scored the winning golden goal in the 1998 Football League Trophy final at Wembley against Bournemouth. Wayne played 314 games in 13 years in the professional game before dropping down to the Conference to play for Woking, Grays Athletic and Fisher Athletic. In early 2004 he made a return to the pro game on a non-contract basis for Peterborough United before hanging up his boots at the end of the season. Source: Dagenham FC

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