“I’d love an opportunity to manage Colchester United” – Wayne Brown

Wayne Brown

Wayne Brown - Credit: Richard Blaxall

Colchester United caretaker manager, Wayne Brown, has revealed that he would love to have the opportunity to manage the U’s full-time.

Speaking at his first press conference, at the Essex club’s training ground at Florence Park, Tiptree this lunchtime, Brown confirmed that he would be in charge on a caretaker basis for the next two games.

He will therefore be at the helm for Sunday’s FA Cup second round tie against non-league Altrincham, and then the following Saturday’s important League One relegation showdown against bottom club Barnsley.

Brown admitted: “I’d love an opportunity to manage Colchester United.

“I don’t think that is any secret.

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“But at the moment I am taking it step-by-step, and obviously the remit from the chairman (Robbie Cowling) is – can I take over for the next two games – and that’s all I am concentrating on.

“It’s been a good week, I have really enjoyed it.

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“I’ve had a good response from the lads with what we’ve been trying to put into them, and I’ve tried to make it enjoyable for them,” added Brown.

Former U’s skipper and centre-half Brown, who began this season in charge of the under-18s, will be assisted by John McGreal for the visit of National League side Altrincham on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).

There will be an in depth interview with caretaker boss Wayne Brown in tomorrow’s ‘East Anglian Daily Times’ newspaper

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