Southend have confirmed Phil Brown's appointment as manager after it was revealed yesterday that Paul Sturrock would be leaving the club.
Brown has joined the npower League Two club after previous spells in charge of Derby, Hull and Preston,
The Shrimpers currently six points off the play-off places with seven games to play.
Paul Sturrock has changed his mind about to manage Southend in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley after he was sacked.
The Shrimpers are due to unveil Phil Brown as their new manager at a press conference this morning