Phil Brown: 'England team is not my remit'

Theo Walcott of England celebrates with team-mate Tom Cleverley of England after scoring a goal during the International Friendly match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium on August 14, 2013
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Southend United boss Phil Brown claims that it is not the priority of managers to aid the England national team.

Phil Brown has claimed that it is not the priority of managers to improve the England team.

Chairman of the Football Association Greg Dyke said on Wednesday that an influx of foreign players in the Premier League is harming the development of young English footballers.

However, Southend United boss Brown has said that he does not know how much he can do to improve the situation as manager of a League Two club.

"We are trying to improve the national team, but that's not my remit," he told Sky Sports News.

"I'm working for a chairman and a football club that I want to get promotion with and I want to be successful with to get my career back up and running. The national team, am I interested in it at the moment? I'm a million miles from it.

"Yes, we're still trying to produce players but the fact of the matter is, if they are not good enough, we're not going to improve as a national team. So how do we improve what we've got?"

England face Moldova in a World Cup qualifier on Friday evening.

Luke Prosser of Southend United in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Southend United and Northampton Town at Roots Hall on August 17, 2013
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