PHIL Brown is to remain as Swindon Town manager after agreeing a two-year contract with the club.

Brown was handed the reins at the Energy Check County Ground for the final 10 games of this season but the club missed out on their objective of a place in the play-offs.

The former Premier League boss met with Town chairman Lee Power on Tuesday to discuss his future, with Brown having previously spoken of his desire to stay on.

The club have now confirmed that Brown has indeed been appointed as Town boss on a permanent basis, with the 58-year-old signing a two-year deal at SN1.

Brown was appointed at the County Ground in the wake of David Flitcroft's surprise resignation in early March, although his 10-game stint at the helm yielded just 11 points as they finished ninth in the table, seven points shy of the play-off positions.

After victory away at Cambridge United in Brown's first match in charge back on March 17, Town's hopes of a top-seven finish were dashed by a eight-game winless run.

Brown was able to record a second victory as Town boss - and first at home - when they defeated champions Accrington Stanley last Saturday in the final match of the season.