Confusion reigns at Roots Hall after chairman Ron Martin's announcement on Sunday that Paul Sturrock had been sacked but, bizarrely, would return to take charge for the Wembley showdown against Crewe on April 7.
The Scot has himself also since confirmed that he will not only be leading the team out but will also be taking training all week and picking the team.
That provides a unprecedented situation after former Hull boss Brown was confirmed as United's new manager on Monday, with an Easter double-header in npower League Two coming up. Yet exactly who will be pulling the strings next weekend still remains unclear after Brown was unveiled to the press on Tuesday morning.
Asked about the arrangement, Brown told reporters: "Strange things do happen in football and it was a subject which was broached to me in mid-conversation with regards to my tenure here, I was asked if I minded or had an opinion about Paul leading the team out at Wembley.
"Where Paul is concerned, I had a conversation with him yesterday. He is a manager with extensive experience and to actually have a conversation with the manager coming in just shows the stature of the man himself.
"Hopefully the situation with regards to Wembley will be resolved in the next few days. As far as I'm concerned, I'm not even looking at Wembley, my focus and my whole attention is on a strong weekend - we're looking at Bradford first and foremost and then Fleetwood.
"After the Easter weekend, I think we will know what the end of the season holds for us. Then we can focus our attention if necessary on Wembley."
Brown said he will "absolutely" be going to Wembley for the final, yet asked whether he feels he will not be involved, he replied: "That's not the case. There's a lot of conversations to be had with regards to the chairman and Paul. I'm on the end of the result of those conversations.
"It will be resolved, we're grown men. I'm sure we'll come to the right decision."