Ridgeons Football League
Published 2nd July 2012
....team with the signing of former Whitton United manager Ian Brown as first-team coach.
Brown turned down the job as manager of league rivals Felixstowe & Walton United to join Hadleigh.
Crawford said: “I am very pleased Ian has decided to join us. He has done very well while with Whitton United, and is respected in our area as an excellent coach.
“I felt that we needed another person involved in the management set-up and after a couple of meetings with Ian feel that we will work really well together.”
Brown, who played at Sudbury Town before embarking on a career in the Football League with Colchester, Northampton and Bristol Rovers, was manager of Whitton United for three seasons, winning the Suffolk Senior Cup twice. Last season Whitton finished third in Division One.