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#BrownStays - Gaffer Delighted To Stay

Boss Gives His First Interview Since Landing Gig On Full-Time Basis

11 May 2018

Phil Brown has expressed his sheer delight after being handed the top job on a permanent basis.

The 58-year-old was given a two-year deal on Thursday to become the full-time manager of Swindon Town after overseeing the club for the final ten games of the 2017/18 season.

And, speaking for the first time since the news broke, Brown revealed that he is now raring to get cracking ahead of what will be a very busy and important summer for the club. 

"I was pleasantly surprised because if you look at the win ratio it was only 20%, having said that the loss ratio was only 30% so it was the draws that the Chairman has looked at very closely and he's probably thought how unlucky we were in those five draws not to have a better win ratio," he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.

"I'm convinced that I'm the right man for the job.

"I like the club, I certainly like the people that work at the club but there is a lot of business to be done in the summer.

"I'm absolutely delighted to be given the chance to manage Swindon Town and the potential of the football club is there for all to see."

Phil Brown

"It will probably be one of the most important summers for a long time.

"We've got ten or twelve players out of contract, we've got five loan players going back and we've got eleven players left under contract that need looking after.

"There is going to be a lot of activity in the transfer market for sure, whether that be free transfers coming in or whatever, but I'm very excited by the prospect of it.

"It isn't a complete blank sheet of paper but I've got to know the individuals that are still at the club and they are probably the better ones, they are the ones that I want to stay at the club.

"I've opened contract negotiations and talks with a number of players, we've made written and verbal offers to a number of players and all of which will be revealed in the next week or ten days before players go away on holiday.

"I'm absolutely delighted to be given the chance to manage Swindon Town and the potential of the football club is there for all to see.

"I like what I see after having a sample of it on the inside looking out and I certainly feel there is an opportunity for us to succeed next season."


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