Brown named Shrimpers boss

Brown to take charge of Southend Credit: PA

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.

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Brown named as Southend boss

Southend United have named Phil Brown as their new manager. Brown has previously managed at Derby County and Hull City and Preston North End, as well as a spell as caretaker manager at Bolton Wanderers.