Reports in the Southend Echo have revealed that Southend United boss Phil Brown considered a return to Bolton earlier this year
The Blues play the Trotters this weekend in the Sky Bet League One and Brown admits it will be a difficult game after being heavily linked to a return to the Macron Stadium last season.
The former Hull boss stated that “there were moments when yes of course I was considering it” and revealed he had “conversations galore” with the Lancashire-based club.
Brown spent 18-years as a player with Bolton, making just over 250 appearances for the Trotters between 1988 and 1994, during which he scored fourteen times from right-back.
Despite the constant speculation linking him to a move back to the Macron Stadium, Brown was persuaded to stay at Roots Hall by Blues Chairman Ron Martin.
“I’m a loyal person and if I feel as though I’m doing the right job here I will continue to do it and the support the chairman gives me gives me that feel.”
“Going back to Bolton will be very special for me tomorrow, I had 15 years there so it will always have a place in my heart.
“I’m 100 per cent the manager of Southend and I’m going there with a game plan which can hopefully lead to us getting three points.”