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Club Statement - Michael Brown Appointed Manager

3 May 2017

Port Vale Football Club are pleased to announce the permanent appointment of Michael Brown as First Team Manager with immediate effect. 

Brown, who has held the position of Caretaker Manager since December following the resignation of Bruno Ribeiro, will be assisted by David Kelly and Chris Morgan in the positions of Assistant Manager. Darren Wrack is confirmed as Chief Scout. 

Port Vale CEO, Colin Garlick, commented: “The appointment of a Manager is in my opinion the single most important decision that a Club ever makes, we believe that it is important for us, at this time, to confirm Michael’s appointment along with his backroom staff to allow them the maximum time to prepare for the new season. I very much look forward to continuing to work with Michael and his staff as we look to prepare for the challenge ahead,”

Michael Brown said: “I am delighted to be confirmed as the Manager at Port Vale, my focus now is to assemble a squad capable of getting the club back in to League 1.  Everyone connected with the Club is still feeling the disappointment from the weekend but we need to look ahead and start preparing for next season. I would like to thank the Club for the confidence that they have shown in me and the supporters for their continued support, I plan and hope to repay that confidence and support”.  

Manager Michael Brown
Assistant Manager David Kelly
Assistant Manager Chris Morgan
Chief Scout Darren Wrack
Performance Analyst Dan Thompson 
Fitness & Conditioning Coach Tom Eastwood

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