Brown extends Stallions contract after impressive run of results
Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) outfit FC Pune City have today confirmed that head coach, Phil Brown has extended his contract at the club for two more years. The former Premier League player took over the reins of the Stallions for the second half of the season and quickly turned the team upside down, making wholesome changes to both the playing style and the squad.
Head Coach Phil Brown, who was instrumental in turning around the fortunes of the Stallions after his arrival, has signed a contract to stay with the Stallions for the next 2 seasons 😍#OneTeamOneDream pic.twitter.com/2Rr7YLQbJK— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) March 29, 2019
His first match in-charge was away to Chennaiyin FC at the start of February. The Stallions went a goal behind early in the second-half, but two quick-fire goals from the seemingly rejuvenated Marcelo Pereira helped the Englishman pick up a win at the very first time of asking. In his first home match, Brown saw his team hold ATK to a 2-2 draw.
That was followed by a thumping 4-1 away success to Jamshedpur FC, confirming the renaissance of the Stallions under the Englishman. His first setback came at home to Delhi Dynamos FC later that month, although it would prove to be the only time that the Stallions would return empty-handed under Brown.
In his first Maharashtra Derby and final match of the season, the 59-year-old would lead his team to a convincing 2-1 win to finish the campaign on a winning note and in seventh place. In all, Pune played six matches under Brown’s guidance, winning three, drawing two and losing one of those. They scored 12 goals and conceded nine in them.