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Adams' search goes on

Tony Adams' search for an assistant manager will go on following his admission that Martin Keown would not be accepting his offer.

He feels that Keown is happier working for the media at this point in time, but he might try for him again in the summer.

It had been thought that should he have accepted the post he would have been looking at something more part time so he could carry on his media commitments as well, but Adams is looking for someone more full time to help share the load - Dennis Bergkamp, another linked, also looks unlikely to join his former Arsenal teammate.

Adams has now said that he will take his time to ensure that he gets the right man in place, not only for himself, but also Portsmouth Football Club telling Sky Sports News: 'I want it to be right. I want Portsmouth to have the right man.

'I'm going to make sure it's right for Portsmouth and for the fans. I want to make sure we get the right man to take this club forward.'

Our new manager also received the full backing of owner Sacha Gaydamak, who have an interview on The Quay today - there will be more on this tomorrow...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 6 2008

Time: 11:15PM

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First he said he wanted to get it sorted as soon as possible .. then is was by the Sunderland game.. now he's in no hurry... I think this means it hasn't gone as expected... I think IMO it also mens that Joe (who is being very quiet) has decided that he'll work with Tony ntil he finds a replacement.. otherwise why no statement about Joe.. Getting the right man is important but the players also need to settle into a new system asap..
Chix
Names being mentioned, albeit just rumours; David Platt....don't worry, NOT Pleat (England and Arsenal connections), John Gorman (one of the nicest blokes in football), Gerry Francis (currently at Stoke but surely has more to offer having been neglected since his success at QPR and, less so, Spurs).
NinjaTim
Shame about Keown, as I though he would make a great number two. The BBC must be paying him a huge salary for him not to want to go into management.
sneakay
There are those how look to be leaving the ship, some want to stay & others don't want to join!!! All adds to the initial uncertainty.
storagematt
Gorman, Francis and Platt all good choices as No2 and 2 of the 3 have more experience than Keown... Seems I wasn't too far out about Joe !
Chix
gorman worked with adams at wycombe didnt he - so he knows him well, as he does platt from his arsenal and england days... would platt be willing to get back into the hands of approach of the game as an assistant tho, having had a taste of being the manager - with forest and england u21's... francis had already said he was happy at stoke when newcastle came in for him hadnt he.
pompeyrug
Another name that's come up as a sort of elder-statesmen type sounding board is Bruce Rioch. Just lost his job in Denmark. Another Arsenal connection.
NinjaTim
Rug, out of those three mentioned, I could see Gorman in the role. I know the guy from when my brother played for Gillingham and Gorman was youth team coach. He's always been a better number two than number one - not unlike Joe Jordan in some respects.
NinjaTim
 

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