Owen Brown (footballer)

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Owen Brown
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-09-04) 4 September 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1978–1980 Liverpool
Senior career*
1980–1981 Carlisle United 4 (2)
1981–1982 Tranmere Rovers 37 (8)
1982 Crewe Alexandra 1 (0)
1982–1984 Tranmere Rovers 56 (12)
1984–1985 Chester City 10 (3)
Hyde United
Teams managed
1996–1999 Barrow
2001 Droylsden
2002 Chester City (caretaker)
2003–2005 Vauxhall Motors
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Owen Brown (born 4 September 1960) is a footballer who played as a forward. He is best known for his stints in the Football League with Tranmere Rovers. [1]

Brown moved into coaching after his playing career ended, with Prescot Cables. [2] From 1996 to 1999, he was manager of Barrow, winning the UniBond Premier title in 1998. With the club struggling in the Conference, Brown was sacked the following year. He then took up a job coaching Liverpool's under-19 side, and later worked as a coach for Altrincham. [3]

In 2001, Brown was appointed manager of Droylsden, but was sacked after a few weeks in charge. [3] In 2002, Brown was the joint caretaker manager of Chester City. In 2003, Brown was appointed manager of Vauxhall Motors, succeeding Alvin McDonald. [4] He resigned two years later, following a run of seven defeats that left the club rooted to the bottom of the Conference North. [5]

At Liverpool, he worked in various positions, including as a scout, player liaison officer and advisor to then-manager Rafael Benítez. [6]

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