Profile: possible new Lincoln City boss Grant Brown
Lincoln City caretaker manager Grant Brown could be set to take the place of David Holdsworth following his club exit on Sunday.
The Imps boss left Sincil Bank by mutual consent following Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Hereford. Now, Brown is understood to be leading the chase to fill his shoes as manager along with former Macclesfield Town boss Gary Simpson.
Brown, a former Imps’ skipper, has acted as Lincoln caretaker manager twice before now. He took over first team duties for two games in October 2007 and four games in October 2011.
Prior to this he enjoyed an 18-year playing career which took him to clubs including Telford United and Alfreton Town.
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Born in Sunderland, the former defender was scouted by Leicester City and joined the club at the age of 13. His senior career at the club began in 1988 but the following year, after just 14 appearances, he headed to Lincoln.
Brown would remain at the club for 13 years, making a club record of more than 400 appearances. In May 2002 he was one of five players released from the club amid its financial difficulties.
In July that year he penned a one-year deal with Telford United before heading to Alfreton Town in 2003 for two seasons.
In July 2005 Brown penned a deal to join Worksop Town, but the agreement was cancelled just weeks later after the defender was appointed youth team coach at Lincoln City.
The role, incompatible with the training requirements of Worksop, saw him scrap the agreement and instead sign with Grantham Town.
He enjoyed one season with the club before dedicating himself fully to Lincoln.
In the autumn of 2007, following the sacking of managerial team John Schofield and John Deehan, Brown was placed in temporary charge.
He was in July 2009 promoted to Assistant Head of Youth at the club, and in June the following year became Head of Youth, penning a two-year contract.
He took over as caretaker manager in October 2011 following the axing of Steve Tilson.