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EXCLUSIVE: Former Hull City boss Phil Brown interested in Lincoln City manager's job

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: February 25, 2013

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Former Hull City manager Phil Brown is interested in becoming the Lincoln City boss, the Echo can reveal.

According to sources in the north east the former Bolton chief has applied to become David Holdsworth's successor after he left the club by mutual consent last week.

Brown has been out of work since leaving Preston North End in December 2011, but is eager for a return to management after working as a TV pundit.

The 53-year-old is best known for guiding Hull to the Premier League in 2008 when they beat Bristol City in the Championship play-off final.

He subsquently kept the Tigers up crowning it as his best managerial achievement.

However he left the club in June 2010 having been put on gardening leave four months earlier.

He then took charge of Preston North End in January 2011, but left in December having failed to save the club from relegation from the Championship.

Brown's interest in the job makes him the highest profile candidate to date, although Gary Simpson, the former Macclesfield boss is still favourite for the role.

Grant Brown is also among the contenders having been given the job in a caretaker capacity.

City chairman Bob Dorrian returned from a break yesterday and the club are hoping to make an announcement this week.

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  • Kaftanimp  |  February 27 2013, 4:52PM

    Club website announces Gary Simpson as manager - result. Good luck Gary

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  • Kaftanimp  |  February 27 2013, 4:48PM

    It's now approaching 24 hours since the Mansfield game - where's the report ?

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  • noddy1953  |  February 27 2013, 4:00PM

    " Has April fools Day come early "?

  • Alex180992  |  February 27 2013, 12:08AM

    Can't be too interested, he was at the Everton game tonight against Oldham in the FA Cup summerising on BBC Radio 5 Live

  • Grumps  |  February 26 2013, 7:02PM

    It matters not who the new manager is he can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, and it is certainly a sows ear he has to work with.

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  • minty  |  February 26 2013, 6:31PM

    oldlincolnia good post,truth hurts.

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  • shinsplint  |  February 26 2013, 2:52PM

    Phyliss Brown would see you relegated & bankrupt - you've been warned!

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  • eatmygoal  |  February 26 2013, 2:32PM

    Watching the Schofield team was the last time I remember being genuinely wowed by a Lincoln team.

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  • MarkG79  |  February 26 2013, 1:02PM

    I see the issue being not about getting a local man (some connection to Lincoln) but someone who can man manage the players and youth players we already have. Constantly changing the team with floods of new players isn't necessary going to solve the problem. Get the team playing a certain system, my preference would be, get the ball on the floor and pass the ball. We have struggled to compete physically this year so get someone who has tactics and can train the existing players to play a system. Then top the team up with the odd extra player that is going to improve the system. The last managers to implement a system and stick with it building the team around the system was KA and Schofield. Ok results didn't work out for Schofield but I haven't seen that sort of attractive football for a very long time.

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  • eatmygoal  |  February 26 2013, 10:53AM

    "it does seem as the Supporters Trust has to much influence at the Bank" That's the idea of a community club. You become a member of the trust and you talk to the heads. I voted for them and I know I can speak to them about my views which they will represent on "THE BOARD".

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