Former Premier League boss Phil Brown displays interest in vacant Swindon Town job, after the departure of manager David Flitcroft.
Former Premier League manager Phil Brown has displayed an interest in the vacant manager role at Swindon Town, the Swindon Advertiser understands.
Brown, 58, enjoyed an 18-year playing career and featured for Hartlepool United, Halifax Town, Bolton Wanderers and Blackpool.
Since retiring from the field, Brown has been in charge of several clubs.
His biggest managerial achievement came when he guided Hull City to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.
Phil Brown could be the perfect fit for Swindon Town. Brown led Southend United to consecutive play-off competitions, eventually seeing the club promoted to League One in May 2015. Following this, Brown went on to lead Southend to 7th in League One narrowly missing out on the play offs before being sacked last January.
Bookmakers earlier this week suspended betting on Brown becoming new Swindon Town manager, but he has since be re-installed as odds-on favourite ahead of current player/manager Matt Taylor and Pat Fenlon. Brown’s possible arrival at Town follows David Flitcroft’s departure from the County Ground on Wednesday.
Chairman Lee Power told Swindon Advertiser “I know Phil has made it public that he’d like the job. He’s had promotion out of this league and someone like that is the type of person of course you are going to be attracted to”
“There are conversations that need to be had there because there are (issues around) timescales and length of contract.” said Power.
“Someone like that would be the type of person – his record is second to none – you’d be interested in speaking to and maybe taking forward.”
He added “There has been a lot of interest, which there always is.”
“My main focus is just getting out of this league. Nothing has changed there. I’ve just got to find the right person who can get us across the line.”
“We’ve been inundated with people who would like to do it, it’s just a decision whether it’s a job until the end of the season or a long-term position.”