Date: 6th January 2011 at 1:30pm
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Former Hull manager, Phil Brown has landed the Preston North End job according to Sky Sports following the recent sacking of Darren Ferguson. Ferguson was sacked just two hours after it was announced that Brian Laws would also be on his way out of Turf Moor.

The 51-year-old was also linked with the vacant Championship positions at Burnley and Crystal Palace. He was the early favourite to become Burnley manager even before Brian Laws was sacked. Brian Horton is expected to become his assistant manager at Deepdale.

Preston have certainly been quick off the mark to get the man they want and it could lead to criticism from some Clarets fans that with so many managerial vacancies at the moment we could be dragging our heels too much and need to get a move on before our targets are snapped up.

It is not of course clear if Phil Brown was ever on Kilby’s shortlist but that’s one down if he was. It would suggest he wasn’t since surely no manager in their right mind would take on a club rooted firmly at the bottom of the Championship with the option instead of coming to a club with a good chance of reaching the play-offs.

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