Southend United

Southend: boss thought about Trotters move

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.”

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