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Phil Brown Appointed


Colne Football Club can confirm the appointment of Phil Brown as the club’s first-team Manager.


The Preston based, former Lancaster and Clitheroe gaffer, accepted the position late last night and on the news, Brown said:


“I’m grateful and excited to be given the opportunity to manage Colne F.C., It’s a great opportunity at a really exciting club.


“I’m looking forward to helping Colne push on and regain its standing as a team that competes at the right end of the table and can’t wait to meet the players, staff and get started. The hard work starts now - I’m now looking forward to getting onto the grass.


The consistency needs to improve and work has already begun on identifying and assembling a squad that can compete at the right end of the table.


We want a dynamic team that can attack with variety and works hard to regain & retain possession. “

Chairman Ryan Haigh added: “I’m absolutely delighted to name Phil as the club’s new Manager. It was important as a club we took our time with this appointment and we were delighted by the high calibre of candidates who applied.


After a thorough interview process it was clear Phil was the outstanding candidate and someone who’s a born leader, a serial winner, with the needed experience in this league. The supporters can expect an entertaining, disciplined team. The players will wear the shirt with pride.”


“We feel we are the perfect fit and Phil’s the perfect person to lead us into a new era at the Harrison Drive Stadium”


A more detailed interview with the new Manager, as well as the opportunity for fans to put their own questions to him and his backroom staff at a meet the manager night will be released in the near future.

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