Deren Ibrahim hopes to return to Dartford as manager one day after leaving the club to pursue a coaching career, report Kent Online.

The 27-year-old has been appointed head of academy goalkeeper coaching at Charlton Athletic, a role which means he’s had to stop playing.

Ibrahim admitted it was hard to walk away from Princes Park but is confident he’s made the right decision.

He said: “This job is full-time and it is a big commitment. To be honest, it’s everything I’ve worked towards.

“I’ve never hidden my desire to be a full-time goalkeeper coach long-term. I’ve always focused on my career but now I’ve got to focus on 22 goalkeepers and try to get the best out of them.

“It’s a job I wanted but one I never thought I would get at this age so when the opportunity came around I couldn’t turn it down.”

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