Date: 3rd June 2016 at 1:50pm
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Phil Brown still has a long-term deal in place with Southend but, having previously been heavily linked with a return to Bolton, he’s set to sign an extension to this deal – this will probably come with various clauses protecting both parties?

Brown has openly admitted he’s got desires to manage in the Premier League, at least Championship, again but has also said he’s more than happy at Southend with him hopeful of fulfilling such ambitions with the Blues.

Despite strong links to Bolton last season Brown remained at Southend and will come up against the Trotters in League 1 this season, doing so having extended his contract at Roots Hall by a further year according to the Echo.

In his first full season in charge of Southend, being appointed in March 2013, he guided us to the League 2 play-offs. Having missed out that season we then came back from the disappointment of a final day setback to miss automatic promotion by beating Wycombe in the play-off final.

Last season Southend flirted with the play-offs in League 1 before falling away, perhaps in part due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the 57-year-old?

His deal, which currently runs until 2018, will be extended by another year when he returns from a holiday with Echosport saying ‘only one paragraph of the new contract offer needing to be finalised.’

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