Chris Brass confirmed as Bury's new assistant manager

FORMER Bury player and coach Chris Brass has been confirmed as David Flitcroft's new assistant manager.

The 38-year-old, who worked under Alan Knill during his time as Bury manager before leaving for a similar post at Scunthorpe United, is Flitcroft's first appointment to his backroom staff.

Brass joins from League Two basement club Torquay United, where he had been assistant manager to Knill.

Flitcroft revealed on Saturday, after his first game in charge at Bury, that he expected Brass to be unveiled on Monday.

But it is understood protracted negotiations over a compensation pay-off to the Devon club had delayed the official announcement.

A statement from the Bury board confirmed: "The deal was completed today and compensation has been agreed, though details of the deal will remain undisclosed.

"Brassy has started work in his his role alongside the manager and is already back into his normal daily routine."

Brass played 29 games for the Shakers at the tail end of his career following longer spells as a defender at Burnley and then York City.

He took over the running of Bury's centre of excellence after hanging up his boots and was later appointed caretaker manager following the departure of Chris Casper before linking up with Knill.

After just over three seasons as Bury's assistant manager he followed Knill to Scunthorpe in March 2011.

Following an unsuccessful spell with the Iron the pair moved to Plainmorr, where Brass signed a one year rolling contract in the summer.

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2:48pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Eileenshakers says...

Welcome back Chris you can't put a price on loyalty can you?,it's good to see an important part of the backroom staff where you belong and you played your part in building our promotion winning team back in 2010-2011.
Welcome back Chris you can't put a price on loyalty can you?,it's good to see an important part of the backroom staff where you belong and you played your part in building our promotion winning team back in 2010-2011. Eileenshakers

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