Jason Brown has been named Gillingham FC's new Goalkeeping CoachGillingham are delighted to welcome back Jason Brown as the club’s new Goalkeeping Coach.
Brown enjoyed a five-year playing stint at the club between 2001 and 2006 before joining Premier League side Blackburn Rovers, then under the management of Mark Hughes.
He made 16 appearances for Rovers in all competitions as Brad Friedel continued to impress between the sticks, having already featured 137 times for the Gills.
He made his debut on March 5, 2002 in a 2-1 win over Grimsby at Priestfield with Guy Ipoua and Paul Shaw scoring the goals.
He was a regular in goal for the next couple of seasons, however in the summer of 2006 he signed for Blackburn on a four year deal and made his first outing in the Premier League on October 1, 2006 as a second half substitute against Wigan.
Rovers won the match 2-1 with David Bentley and Benni McCarthy scoring the goals.
After leaving Ewood Park, via loan spells at Leeds, Leyton Orient and Cardiff, Brown joined Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen in May 2011 and remained at the club for two years prior to a move to Cambridge.
In the summer of 2014 he joined Dartford on a one year deal and had agreed to play for Sutton next season before receiving a call from the Gills.
On arriving at the club he said: “It's a dream come true.
"I've been doing my coaching now for a couple of seasons part-time at Arsenal and Millwall and when the opportunity came up to come back to this great club it was too good to turn down."
Justin Edinburgh said: “We are very fortunate to have Jason on board. Not only has he played at the highest level but he also knows this club extremely well.
“I’m delighted he has agreed to join us, he’s extremely motivated to succeed as a coach and he will be of huge benefit to our team.”
A full interview with Jason to follow.