Not Enough Money In The Budget To Retain Brown

11 July 2012 02:01
Hibs are known as a club that watches their pennies. There does not appear to have been enough in the bank to allow Billy Brown to stay on.

It was down to money that Billy Brown was not offered a new deal to stay at Easter Road as manager Pat Fenlon's assistant. Brown was brought to Hibs as assistant to Fenlon's predecessor, Colin Calderwood, last September. he was then in temporary charged when Calderwood's reign was ended and  before Fenlon's arrival in November. Brown left the Hibees at the end of June and is currently helping out old friend Jim Jefferies at Dunfermline on a voluntary basis.  Fenlon is keen to emphasise there was no enmity between the two. Fenlon said: "Billy was fantastic when I came in. He was a tremendous help to us last season, but it was just something we couldn't do financially this season. I'd have loved to be able to keep him here but were not in a position to do it. That's where it's at, there are no grey areas to it. I had a good relationship with Billy. There are other people who have left the club as well and we just have to move on. It just means there's a bit more work for everyone else. Some people will have to do things that weren't in their remit last year. They are difficult decisions but you have to make them. There is nothing personal in them. You just have to make what you think is the best decision for the benefit of the club."