Date: 31st July 2015 at 9:27am
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Phil Brown’s worked with Brian Horton on more than one occasion, he’s looking to do this for a third time by bringing him to Roots Hall to become part of his coaching staff.

Former Man City manager Horton worked with Brown at Hull and Preston. With him officially leaving his role with Doncaster on Saturday the Blues manager is keen to work with him again.

Brown told the Echo.

‘I’m interested in taking Brian back.

‘I’ve worked him with at two football clubs in the past and I had a great partnership with him at Hull City.’

This time together at Hull worked well for both, Brown’s admitted the spell at Preston wasn’t as profitable with them ‘up against it a bit’ at Deepdale but we know he was at the Charlton game, along with transfer target Noel Hunt, with him ‘shown around the place’ by Brown.

It’ll be as much as what Horton wants as what Brown wants, with the Blues boss saying Horton wanted to make sure he could offer something.

‘We were up against it a bit at Preston North End but I’ve been talking to him, I’ve shown him around the place and he wanted to come and watch us play so he was at the Charlton game.

‘He wanted to see what the side was like and if he could be of benefit to us.’

Brown’s hopeful we’ll know more after the Leyton Orient friendly on Sunday.

Should Horton come in Brown also added it’ll be as much an ‘advisory role than anything else’ and he wouldn’t be taking over from Graham Coughlin as his assistant manager, Coughlin stepped up in the summer when Dave Penney moved on.

A Director of Football role had been discussed but Brown said ‘that’s not something the chairman is interested in doing’ and it’ll be a while before anything is agreed for him to come to the club as ‘there’s certainly a bit of talking to be done just yet.’


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