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Portsmouth could appoint Southend United manager as new boss

Portsmouth could appoint Southend United manager Phil Brown as their new boss if a takeover deal goes through, according to Sunday’s print edition of The Sun.

Brown is currently manager of League One side Southend United and has the club pushing for a play-off place this summer, currently one point away from sixth place.  Brown took over as manager at Southend in 2013 and guided the club to League One in 2014-15, going up through the play-offs.

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Michael Eisner, formerly the Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, is in advanced talks to take over at Portsmouth.  If the American takeover goes through, Portsmouth may change their manager as the new owners look to put their own stamp on the club.

Current Portsmouth manager Paul Cook has done well in charge of the club since 2015, but may still lose his job if new owners come in this summer.  Portsmouth are currently third in League Two, eight points away from fourth place, and look like they will be promoted back to League One this season.

It is unknown whether Phil Brown would be interested in taking the job, only that Portsmouth’s potential new owners are interested in appointing the former Hull City boss.

Southend host MK Dons on Monday, with Portsmouth travelling away to Notts County as both teams look to secure promotion this season.

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