Philip Brown (born 30 May 1959) is an English former professional footballer, coach and manager. He is currently manager of League One club Southend United. As a player, Brown was a right-back who mad
e over six hundred league appearances in an eighteen-year career, but never made it to the top flight. However, as a manager, he became the first to lead Hull City to the top division in their 104-year history, winning the Championship play-offs in 2008 after a 1–0 win against Bristol City at Wembley. Since 2011, Brown has appeared as a match summariser on BBC Radio 5 Live as well as the station's sport panel show Fighting Talk, winning for the first time on 5 May 2012.