Redbridge chairman Dan Holloway in talks with caretaker boss Jody Brown about permanent appointment
PUBLISHED: 10:22 28 April 2011
Talks are progressing between Redbridge caretaker boss Jody Brown and chairman Dan Holloway as to a permanent appointment for next season.
Brown has guided the Motormen to Ryman One North safety after finding them in the relegation zone when he took over from Kris Taylor late last year.
The former Tiptree United and Halstead Town boss is pleased with how meetings with Holloway have gone and admits now it is a waiting game.
“It has got to be a win-win situation for both me and the club,” said Brown. “It needs to be a situation which benefits both parties.
“That is not financially, but assuring it is the right career move for me.
“I have made it clear from the start I wouldn’t be happy with a relegation scrap again next season and there has to be the right resources available to make sure of that.
“If given those resources and we are still in the relegation battle then I have no problems in being sacked.”
The month of April has seen the Oakside outfit slip to four defeats out of five, but Brown feels once safety in the division was secured, it was time to give some of his squad players a chance to show him what they can offer the Motormen.
“It’s been difficult, but once we had secured safety I made a few changes,” he said.
“I decided to not play some of the more experienced players and give some of the other squad member a chance. I go into every game trying to win, but unfortunately it hasn’t worked out recently.”
That included a 3-0 loss to East Thurrock United at Oakside on Saturday, a result which secured the Ryman One North title for their opponents.
But Brown believes his side were more than a match for the league champions and on another day it could have been a different outcome.
“We performed a lot better than them for a lot of the time,” he added.
“But the story of my time here is that we are not decisive enough in the penalty area and along with individual errors they have cost us.”
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