Vital Football

Adams has room for one more/Morocco eye Kaboul

Adams has room for one more/Morocco eye Kaboul

When Tony Adams added Johnny Metgod to his coaching staff and did a reshuffle to amend Paul Groves' role at the club most of us thought 'there is still a role open for someone else', and so he has confirmed to sky sports news that there is... maybe!

He has said that he could be interested in giving an up and coming English coach a go, maybe someone local - someone that might be able to help him with 'his babies': 'I did do a lot of training here for the last two-and-a-half years, I do like going out there and doing the training. They are my babies.

'I do like going out there and doing that, so how many more people do I need?

'John is going to come in and put sessions on and I think the players will enjoy that. Paul Groves and David Coles are here as well, two other first-class coaches, what they've done for the past two-and-a-half years has been fantastic.

'I might need another one, maybe give an up-and-coming English coach a chance, but I'm very protective of my guys.

'I'd like to give someone, a local guy maybe, the opportunity to come in and work with the first team, but also with the youth side and on player development. We need to get some Portsmouth players through.'

When he says local, does he mean local as in local to the Pompey area or local, as in local to the side and someone that knows it?

If the latter then we already have a few candidates already at the club - a few have expressed a desire to move into coaching roles, so maybe combining the two roles could happen? Although player coaches are not so common these days are they...

==========

Younes Kaboul is a fan of Moroccan tea, as he has shared the odd cup or two with Harry Redknapp in the past, but now the Moroccan team want him to be a fan of them...

The French u21 captain - although that will now be former u21 captain, as due to France's failure to reach the u21 Euros he will no longer be eligible at that level, well maybe until the end of the season he will? - has been approached by Morocco in the past to play international football for them, and they have done it again.

He has Moroccan parents, so does qualify but the thought is that he still believes that he is capable of playing at full level for France so he is likely to politely decline the advances of the African nation again...

In time my thinking is that he could well be good enough to play for France, but patience is something that he will have to show.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday November 14 2008
Time: 8:08AM

Comments

0
So who is this local guy then? Any names?
sneakay
14/11/2008 16:14:00
0
Do we need a g/k coach? As for Kaboul, I'd hold out for the French national team.
storagematt
14/11/2008 20:04:00
0
Kaboul will play for France pretty soon I expect - but Distin can't make it can he?
eastneydave
15/11/2008 09:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

That's why he should be in the team

Officially Pitman was named the Pompey Man of the Match but it was always my opinion - and that of those I went to the game with - Rose had been the standout performer against Southend.

Southend a 'hard-fought' win

End of the day, hard-fought or not, the most important thing for Pompey was the fact we recorded another win when seeing off Southend, who paid the penalty for a missed spot kick.

Officials - Peterborough v Portsmouth (21/11/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Peterborough United and Portsmouth this Tuesday.

On this day in history...20th November

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 20th November.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southend MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGee9%
Evans0%
Burgess0%
Hawkins16%
Clarke12%
Close0%
Rose45%
Lowe0%
Bennett0%
Naismith12%
Pitman6%
Sub - Kennedy0%
Sub - Thompson0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug26
2.storagematt22
3.chris195420
4.Copnor4318
5.Dorking Pompey7
6.uspompeyfan7
7.blueexile6
8.eastneydave6
9.steaming5
10.dedmans4
Write for Vital Football