SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown hopes to have done enough to secure himself a future in English football.

Brown returned to Roots Hall for the final six games of the season and is due to hold talks with chairman Ron Martin about a new deal.

But the 61-year-old hinted he could be tempted by a move elsewhere. 

"Of course I’d like to stay but I’m holding thought on that because I don’t want to undersell myself,” said Brown.

“I’ve been in India for three years and people do tend to forget about you.

“I’ve been back in England for six games and hopefully I’ve done enough to attract attention from not just Ron Martin but maybe somebody else.

“But my intention was to win as many games of football as I could to give myself a future and hopefully that’s in the English game.

“I’ll be talking to the chairman tonight and tomorrow and that’s the main conversation I have on my hands.”

Brown, who previously spent five years in charge of Blues, picked up nine points in his six games in charge but it was not enough to prevent relegation.

And Brown had harsh words with the team following this afternoon's 1-1 draw with Newport County in the final outing of the season.

"A few home truths were delivered after the game," said Brown.

"You always have to be honest with a group of players and those honest conversations will spill into next week with regards to individuals I want out of the club if I take the reigns myself.

"That’s a conversation I need to be having with the chairman tonight and tomorrow and lets see what happens.

"Sunday is a day of rest but it’s time to think, time to negotiate, time to get his deal on the table and mine and see where that takes us."