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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

QPR Reportedly Axe Youth Team Manager, Steve Brown - As Cost-Saving

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Dave McIntyre/Ealing Gazette
"...Meanwhile, cost-cutting measures at the club have led to Steve Brown losing his job as youth team manager.
Brown’s exit is likely to be confirmed in the next 24 hours. Keith Ryan and Steven Gallen are to remain as youth coaches." Ealing Gazette

Flashback: June 2007QPR Official Site - DUO JOIN BACKROOM STAFF
-Former Wycombe Wanderers duo Steve Brown and Keith Ryan have joined the R's backroom team.
- The pair will oversee the R's Youth department and be responsible for the Club's Under-18 and Under-16 squads, as well as the Centre of Excellence.
Brown, 40, and Ryan, 37, were released by the Chairboys as a result of a cost-cutting exercise earlier this month.
- Gregory welcomed the duo's arrival, commenting: "Steve and Keith will be two fantastic additions to the backroom staff, and the Youth department, in particular will benefit from them.
- "Their enthusiasm and passion for football is second to none and they've got years of experience and knowledge within the game, both as players and coaches.
- "It was always my intention to overhaul the Youth department and I couldn't be more delighted with the two men that we've brought in to run it.
"Steve will be our Youth Team Manager and Keith will be responsible for the full-time scholars' education programme, which for a number of years has sadly had appalling examination results.''
Brown, who made 443 appearances during a ten year spell as a player at Adams Park, was number two to Wanderers boss Paul Lambert last season.
Ryan, who clocked up over 500 appearances for the Blues, was responsible for the Chairboys Reserve side last season.

- Steve Brown began his career at Northampton Town in 1983, but left just two years later to join Irthlingborough Diamonds.
- He re-joined the Cobblers in July 1989, before then Wycombe Wanderers boss Martin O'Neill swooped for his services in February 1994.
- 'Brownie' was a huge fans' favourite at the Club, amassing 443 appearances in all competitions for the Chairboys, scoring 43 goals.
- He was part of the Wanderers' squad which reached the FA Cup semi-final in 2001 and after retiring three years later, he was appointed as Assistant Manager to then Wycombe boss John Gorman.
-Gorman's move to Northampton soon after fuelled speculation that Brown would return to one of his former Club's, but in-coming boss Paul Lambert retained the fans' favourite, until his release on June 22nd 2007. QPR Report

- Couple of Days ago: Brown Speaking re QPR Youth after their Italian tounament.

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