Wigan’s Scott Brown is set to replace Sam Allardyce as Wigan manager and it’s a case of “suitability” in the manager’s role, according to his former boss.
Brown is set for his first match at the Stadium of Light against Wigan at the weekend, after taking over from Allardyces at the start of the month.
“It’s probably one of the toughest jobs I’ve ever had to take on,” Brown told Sky Sports News.
“When I took on that job, I knew I was going to have to be very flexible. “
You’ve got to be able to adapt and adapt quickly.” “
When I took on that job, I knew I was going to have to be very flexible.
You’ve got to be able to adapt and adapt quickly.”
“You’ve had to make decisions at a very quick pace, and that’s probably been the biggest difference for me.”
It’s likely that Allardyes job will go in the summer and Brown will take on the role with the expectation that he’ll be the manager of the Championship club for the foreseeable future.
There has been speculation over the last month that Allayes future could be in doubt, as he struggles to get his side back in the top four and the club has struggled financially.
However, Brown is confident that he can get his team back to the top, despite the club not reaching the Premier the last two seasons.
“[It’s] a fantastic opportunity, a fantastic challenge, and it’ll be an exciting one,” Brown said.
“But I’ll be ready to take that on.”
And we’ve got a great support system here.
I’m really excited to be working with them, because I think the club will benefit from it.”
Allardyce, who led Wigan to a second successive Championship win in September last year, is now just two wins away from a record-breaking fourth successive title in his seventh season in charge.