Feb 6 2013 By Matt Lewis
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TERRY Brown wants the Hayes & Yeading United job vacated by Nas Bashir this week.
Bashir left his post at the United helm following the club’s biggest Blue Square South defeat to Chelmsford City at the weekend.
United lost 6-2 to the Clarets and the writing was on the wall for Bashir having led his side to just two wins in their last 10 league fixtures.
Bashir’s future was discussed last summer following United’s relegation from the Blue Square Premier, but he kept his job despite the drop.
The club’s board set him the target of bouncing back, but United now sit eight points off the final play-off spot and are losing ground in the hunt for promotion.
With results rapidly deteriorating, director of football Tony O’Discroll informed him of the club’s decision on Monday, bringing to an end his association with the club since June 2011.
Brown has been out of work since getting the boot from AFC Wimbledon last September, having led the club into the Football League following three promotions in four seasons.
He is a name Hayes fans know well as Brown started his playing career with the club, before it merged with Yeading, in 1971 and managing the team for nine years between 1993 and 2002.
The 60-year-old would be a popular choice with the United supporters and Brown will be applying for the vacant role as he bids to get back into management.
“It would definitely interest me,” Brown told the Gazette.
“It’s a good opportunity for anybody to be honest because it’s a club that’s set to go on again.
“While they’re at Woking it’s always difficult sharing the ground, but once they get back home there’s no reason that with a new stadium they shouldn’t do really well.
“There’s been no contact with them whatsoever and I was genuinely surprised at the announcement. It wasn’t a job that I had envisaged coming up. I know a lot of people down there so I will no doubt be winging in an application.
“I always knew I was going to come back in but wasn’t sure at what level, so I have watched a broad spectrum of players and depending on what job opportunity comes up I will have a list of candidates to bring in. The timing of the Hayes job is good because it gives any new manager that comes in the chance to look at what’s there this season.”
Hayes & Yeading assistant manager Tristan Lewis remained with the club despite Bashir’s departure and is also interested in taking the top job at United.
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