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Brabin Confirmed As Assistant Manager

Former Midfielder Joins Coaching Staff

17 September 2018

Terry McPhillips has strengthened his backroom staff with the addition of Gary Brabin as assistant manager.

Brabin, who spent three years as a player with the club, making more than 70 appearances, returns to Bloomfield Road following a spell as first-team coach at Port Vale.

Vastly experienced in the game, the 47-year-old has also managed Southport, Cambridge United, Luton Town and Tranmere Rovers.

“I’m really pleased to bring Brabs on board,” manager Terry McPhillips said. “He’s someone I’ve known a long time and his appointment is one that will make us stronger.

“He’s obviously an ex-Blackpool player with a big heart and personality, and he’s also a very good coach who buys into everything we’re doing.

“I’m delighted that he’s been able to sort things so quickly and amicably with Port Vale because he was my first and only choice to take on the role.”  

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