1. ITV Report

Michael Brown permanently appointed manager at Port Vale

Michael Brown Photo: PA

Port Vale have permanently appointed Michael Brown as the club's first team manager.

He has been in caretaker charge of Vale since December.

I am delighted to be confirmed as the Manager at Port Vale, my focus now is to assemble a squad capable of getting the club back in to League 1. Everyone connected with the Club is still feeling the disappointment from the weekend but we need to look ahead and start preparing for next season. I would like to thank the Club for the confidence that they have shown in me and the supporters for their continued support, I plan and hope to repay that confidence and support.

– Michael Brown, Port Vale Manager