Coventry City: Phil Brown to be interviewed for manager's job

Phil Brown is to be interviewed for Coventry City's vacant managerial post.

The Sky Blues are understood to have created a shortlist of nine managers to be interviewed this week for the vacancy left by Andy Thorn.

Phil Brown factfile

  • Born 30 May 1959 in South Shields
  • Made 652 appearances for Hartlepool, Halifax, Bolton and Blackpool in an 18-year career
  • Got his first taste of management as caretaker at Bolton in 1999 following Colin Todd's sacking
  • Became Sam Allardyce's assistant for six years at Blackpool and Bolton
  • Had a seven-month spell as Derby boss, before guiding Hull City from 22nd in the Championship to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2008
  • Left Hull in 2010 and later joined Preston, before being sacked in 2011 with North End lying 10th in League One

And former Hull manager Brown, 53, who has been without a club since leaving Preston North End in December, is among the candidates for the job.

Coventry have yet to confirm whether a new manager will be in place for Saturday's match against Tranmere.

However Brown would be available to move to the Ricoh Arena immediately, without the need for the Sky Blues to pay compensation to take him out of a contract with another club.

Brown has joined a list of managers to be linked with the Coventry vacancy which includes Dennis Wise, Kevin Blackwell and Oxford United manager Chris Wilder.

Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley will remain in charge of the Sky Blues on a caretaker basis until a permanent manager is appointed.