Boss Anderson to leave Harrow Borough

Dave Anderson is to step down as manager of Ryman Premier Division strugglers Harrow Borough.

The 52-year-old has been in charge at Earlsmead since June 2011 and this season came close to guiding the club to the first round of the FA Cup, losing in a fourth qualifying round replay.

However, Borough’s league form – which has seen them slump to second from bottom in the Ryman Premier – has led the experienced Anderson to call it a day.

He has agreed to stay in his role until the Harrow board have appointed a successor.

Anderson has been on the staff of a string of non-League clubs, including Southall, North Greenford United and Hendon, where he stepped up from assistant manager to succeed Frank Murphy in 2001.

He led the Greens to eighth, third and fourth in three seasons in the Ryman Premier Divison, before becoming AFC Wimbledon boss in 2004.

He took the fledgling club out of Ryman Division One South in his first season, but couldn’t get them into the Conference South, twice losing in the play-offs.

In 2008, after short spells at Windsor & Eton and St. Albans, he took the Northwood manager’s post, helping them to their best-ever run in the FA Trophy, but quit in 2010.

And after a season at Slough Town, he made the decision to join Harrow after David Howell’s departure.

Anderson, who was best friends with the late QPR star Alan MacDonald, has also carved out a media career as a non-League football expert.

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