Time at club: 2014-2017
A veteran midfielder, Brown was initially expected to be a bit-part player but fought his way into contention with some battling performances.
He also proved a useful goalscorer and showed his combative edge with a red card against Sheff Utd.
When Rob Page was made manager, Brown also combined a coaching role with his playing duties and in the summer of 2016 he was appointed the assistant manager to Bruno Ribeiro.
He took over as manager when Ribeiro left but departed the club in September 2017 with the club bottom of the league.
- Port Vale chairman's comments make Observer column
- OVF 2017 review: our quotes of the year
- Michael Brown comments on very "difficult situation" at Port Vale
- Vale owner says he didn't appoint Michael Brown and there are no immediate plans to sell the club
- Opinion: After three appalling decisions, Vale need to get a steady, experienced manager
- Michael Brown leaves Port Vale by mutual consent
- Michael Brown says his Port Vale side still have belief
- Michael Brown: my future at Vale Park is "out of my hands"
- Michael Brown admits: a result is needed
- Brown defiant as sorry Vale slump to bottom of the League
- Michael Brown: we have to put the ball in the net
- Michael Brown is backed by chairman and CEO
- Michael Brown says returning forwards can boost his side
- Martyn Cooke: it is too early to start despairing but Brown needs to go 4-4-2
- Port Vale 0-1 Notts Co reaction: despite Brown's denial, it's one upfront and it doesn't work
- Michael Brown's Port Vale squad appears unbalanced
- Port Vale looking to add players on transfer deadline day?
- Oldham 0-0 Port Vale reaction: fans praise penalty hero Ryan Boot
- Michael Brown says his Port Vale squad is getting stronger
- Port Vale 0-1 Crewe reaction: fans criticise Brown and call Artell a disgrace
- Terrible tactics and dodgy signings leave Michael Brown skating on thin ice
- Michael Brown says he has faith in Vale youngsters
- Michael Brown: We are still in our budget and we are trying to improve
- Opinion: one season on and the Port Vale squad still looks unbalanced
- Michael Brown says injured Port Vale duo are making good progress
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