MICHAEL BROWN is being lined up for a move back to his native north-east to hometown club Hartlepool following his recent release from Leeds United.
The 37-year-old veteran midfielder parted company with United earlier this month after three seasons at Elland Road, with Pools boss Colin Cooper looking to entice Brown ‘home’ to Victoria Park ahead of the start of next season.
Brown began his career at Manchester City, but spent a brief spell at Pools on loan in March 1997, with then manager Mick Tait’s side deep in relegation trouble near the bottom of the Football League.
Brown played a key role in the club’s final seven games, which saw them accrue four wins to pull away from trouble, netting a key goal in the vital 2-1 win against Darlington at Feethams.
Despite his advancing age, Brown recently revealed he has no immediate plans to retire and is planning to play at least more season before turning his thoughts to the coaching realm.
Brown told the YEP: “I want to carry on playing. I don’t want to just step down and do some coaching.
“I want to play another year, maybe with a bit of coaching on top.”