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FC Pune City appoint former Hull City manager Phil Brown as Head Coach

Phil Brown
Phil Brown served as assistant coach to ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce at Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers.

FC Pune City have appointed Phil Brown as Head Coach for the rest of the season. He replaces Pradhyum Reddy who was the interim manager-in-charge after Pune City sacked former Real Madrid ‘B’ coach Miguel Ángel Portugal earlier in the season after a string of poor results.

After spending a significant amount of time at the bottom of the league, Pune City had a brief revival of sorts under Pradhyum Reddy with two back to back wins in their last two matches against FC Goa and Kerala Blasters. They are currently in the seventh position on the table with the top 4 position still theoritically in reach.

Phil Brown led Hull City into the top division (English Premier League) in England for the first time in their 104-year-old history after winning the Championship Playoffs.

Hull City were however relegated in the 2009-10 season and Phil Brown was replaced with Iain Dowie earlier in the season after a string of poor results and disciplinary problems left them in the relegation zone.

Phil Brown went on to manage Preston North End, Southend United and Swindon Town with mixed results and was sacked or put on gardening leave at each of these clubs.

Brown had previously managed the Pune forward and the all-time top scorer in the Indian Super League, Iain Hume at Preston North End.

It remains to be seen if he is still relevant in management after his stock seems to have taken a tumble following his stint at Hull City.

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