Phil Brown holds first training session with Southend players

A meeting with Southend United chairman Ron Martin at Manchester Airport swayed Phil Brown to become the club's new manager.

Brown was preparing to travel for a coaching assignment in the South African townships, but chose to get back on the football manager treadmill. Watch Donovan Blake's report.

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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.