Where is Michael Brown now?
Former Premier League midfielder Michael Brown retired from playing in 2017 after spending three seasons at Port Vale.
Often remembered more for his no-nonsense playing style than his footballing ability, he was criticised for his heavy tackling by a number of players during his career including Ryan Giggs, Ashley Cole and Sean Davis.
Playing for 22 seasons, he made 650 first-team appearances for nine different clubs and received a total of seven red cards and 137 yellow cards.
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Brown’s first foray into coaching was in June 2016 (whilst still a player at Port Vale), when he was appointed as former Sheffield United team-mate Bruno Ribiero’s assistant at Port Vale.
The pair enjoyed a good start to the 2016-17 season winning their first six home games but results on the pitch declined towards the end of the year and Ribiero resigned in December 2016.
Brown was then put in charge of the first-team on a caretaker basis but had to deal with the loss of a lot of key players in the January transfer window which meant that he was unable to avoid the drop to League Two at the end of the season.
Despite relegation he was appointed permanent manager of Port Vale in May 2017 and set about re-modelling the team with 10 new players brought in over the summer.
Unfortunately with so many new players it was always going to take time for them to gel and the club suffered their worse start to the season in 50 years with six defeats without scoring a goal.
He was dismissed in September 2017 with his Port Vale team bottom of the League Two table.
Brown has now gone into broadcasting and works as a pundit and analyst for the BBC, Sky Sports and Quest.
Michael Brown: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Fulham, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Wigan|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com