Southend United's Bilel Mohsni is looking forward to his first trip to Wembley for the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
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.
Southend United will announce their new manager today after sacking Paul Sturrock at the weekend. The news comes just two weeks before the Shrimpers take on Crewe in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Southend chairman Ron Martin has confirmed Sturrock will still lead the team out at Wembley on April 7th, but said results in the league had not been good enough.
There's nothing unusual about a football club sacking a manager these days, but how about letting him stay on to lead them out in a Wembley final?
Southend United have done just that after they parted company with Paul Sturrock.
With the side slipping away from the play-off places in League Two, Southend are only a fortnight away from facing Crewe in the final of the Johstone's Paint Trophy.
The club's chairman, Ron Martin, has released a statement saying he thinks it's only right that Sturrock return to lead his side out at Wembley and he's agreed.
Phil Brown is rumoured to be his replacement.