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Brown - I Want Success For This Club

Gaffer Keen To Stay On At SN1

24 April 2018

Swindon Town Boss Phil Brown gave an honest interview when asked about his future in the wake of our 1-0 defeat to Grimsby Town on Saturday.

The loss ended our hopes of getting into the Play-Offs with two games remaining of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two campaign. 

With Brown's contract running out at the end of the campaign, the Gaffer was asked about his plans for next season and what he thinks needs to be done in order to get Town ready for a real promotion push in 2018/19. 

"I want it all. I want the two games, I want next season, I want two years, three years, I want promotion, I want success for the club, I want success for the owner, I want it all," he said.

"I want success for the players and that is the downside to this changing room - I feel like I want it more than them.

"I want them to be successful, I want them to have bigger cars, I want them to have bigger houses, I want them to have bigger wage packets.

"I once said this at Hull City and I got taken to the cleaners when I said I wanted a car park full of Bentleys and Mercedes, because that means you are successful and this club needs success but it needs to change its culture.

"There is something to be built here but have I done enough? I have only got seven points from eight games so no I haven't. 

"There is a massive contrast between my basics and my way of playing football and the previous manager's way of playing football and his basics.

"I haven't had enough time to work with this group of players to turn them around.

"Would I have picked these players? Maybe 70% or 80% I could have probably worked with but the ones I wouldn't have worked with are the ones that won't put their heads in, won't put their bodies on the line and won't wear the badge with pride.

"That is all Swindon Town supporters want to see.

"We have to have a culture at the football club that we all buy into and that includes the supporters, that includes the media, that includes the owner and that includes the manager and the players.

"I think this club is a massive club and we're a big club in the second division.

"We should be higher and until we get players who understand what it takes to play for Swindon Town Football Club, then we'll still be a second division club next year.

"The culture and the mentality of the group has to change, whether that is with me or with someone else. 

"You have to understand that everything you do in every minute of every day when you are a professional has to be towards winning a game of football and I don't think enough of us do that.

"I don't think enough of us sacrifice our lives for what a normal football career is and the more players I get in next season, if I'm here, that will do that then the better chance we have."


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