THERE are mixed opinions from Barrow AFC fans after it was announced Phil Brown will NOT be staying on as manager.

The Bluebirds announced that they had failed to reach an agreement with the 62- year-old to remain in charge for the 2022/23 season.

Brown came into the club in March and guided Barrow to safety, with hopes having been high that the arrangement would be extended.

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Lisa Maddox said: "I am undecided whether he was the right man but I think he deserved his chance. Only a season at first with incentives as we have been stung too many times lately where managers are concerned.

"Whether that was offered and he wanted longer who knows, and I doubt most of us never will.

Christine Smith said: "Should have been given a go at turning things around. Disappointed."

Andy Hayton said: "Gutted really. I thought he did well for us and probably would have done better next year, hope we get someone decent now."

Christopher Ward said: "Disappointed to see Phil Brown not stay on at the club as the first team manager."

Trevor Dickinson said: "Not one bit surprised. Like him or loathe him Phil Brown saved the Bluebirds bacon, they were certainly National league bound.

"I must say the Barrow board knows very little about managers.

"This will be the sixth manager in two seasons, with no stability whatsoever, maybe just maybe its time for a change at the top."

However, some readers weren't so disappointed with the news.

Publicistshas said: "Barrow have had a very lucky escape. He would have been a disaster."

Kev Macdonald said: "They need a good commercial manager."