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Phil Brown casts net wide for new job

Phil Brown
Brown, 51, first went into management with Derby County in June 2005

Phil Brown says he would be willing to take a job in League Two to get back into management after agreeing an "amicable departure" from Hull City.

The 51-year-old left the Tigers on Monday after being placed on gardening leave in March, with Iain Dowie failing to keep the club in the Premier League.

"I want an opportunity really," Brown told BBC Radio 5 live.

"I'd like to get another football club whether it is in the second division through to the Premier League."

Brown took over from Phil Parkinson as Hull manager in December 2006, initially on a caretaker basis, and revived the club's fortunes in the Championship, guiding them to the top flight for the first time in their history in May 2008.

But, after just managing to keep the Tigers in the Premier League in their debut season, Brown again saw his men become embroiled in the relegation dogfight and was put on gardening leave on 15 March - a period which ended on Monday with immediate effect as the two parties reached an undisclosed compensation deal.


"I do hope to get back in the Premier League," he added.

"When you look at Premier League clubs at the moment West Ham have come and gone now, Avram Grant has a great chance there.

"The Liverpools are beyond me because of the stature of the club.

"It would be nice to get hold of a Championship club again and emulate what we did at Hull. I think maybe that is my plan of attack, but I'm not ruling out the first and second division.

"There are some great clubs down there and I'm willing to interview for most jobs."

Hull chairman Adam Pearson turned to Dowie following the 2-1 Premier League defeat at home to Arsenal on 13 March, Brown's last match in charge of the Tigers.

The change failed to keep the club in the Premier League as Dowie managed to win only one of his nine games in charge.

"With regards to getting the sack I didn't see it coming," stated Brown.

"The owner asked me to come in to plan a strategy to survive in the Premier League. I had six or seven bullet points I was going to say but unfortunately I never got to say them."

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