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Check The Odds For The Next Pompey Manager

Oddschecker have a great list of odds from 19 of the top bookies for the next Pompey manager.

Heading the list is recently sacked Sven Goran Eriksson whose odds are pretty close ranging from 11/8 with bet365 to 5/4 with Coral.

Avram Grant, who was favourite early doors, is around the 3/1 with Alan Curbishley between 4/1 and 7/1

Mystifyingly the bookies have Roy Keane at between 3/1 - 9/1.

Other possibles on the list include Graeme Souness, Paul Hart, Slaven Bilic, Jean Tigana, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Michael Laudrup and Ruud Gullit.

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The Journalist

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Date:Thursday February 12 2009

Time: 12:05PM

Your Comments

has sven been sack? cannot see anything anywhere... i think that is meant to say recently sacked citeh manager or could be sacked mexico manager...
pompeyrug
Not sacked yet but hold your breath as I believe it's imminent. That also doesn't mean he comes straight to Pompey, however the Brian Kidd appointment is interesting and could cause some form of lure for the Swede.
pompeygray
Roy Keene, ex-superstar player who can't manage!!!! Havn't we just had one of them. Can you imagine Keene screaming his head off in the dressing room, his so called man-management !!! I don't think so.
storagematt
How come pompey prefer a manager, that don't stop to lose ,as a manager of a fine soccer state like mexico(lately 2-0 lost against the U.S) on the acount of a manager, that just lead Chelsea to it first ever CL final(something that even great mourinho didn't succeed to do). so what if Eriksson is more famous than Grant? so what if Chelsea fans cried after Grant came on the expense of Mourinho. Grant will give it heart and ability to make from pompey a top notch team, while Eriksson will see it as a bus station. pompey will go down or not, not that important.... we always can find another mexico. (Well, that's my personal point of view, it's clearly that i'm support grant and i do admit it, as my sayings and my heart are equal).
alonrose
Primus more likely than Steve Bruce!
jbaker
BTW - Eriksson, is a very nice person, by my point of view.
alonrose
Do you know, i've got to the point that i'm so totally bewildered i don't know what to think. Am i helpful or what ????
cornypomp
For what it's worth..both Eriksson and Grant don't have enough charisma between them to motivate and galvanise a team. It's going to be down to Kidd if he stays with us..
cornypomp
Charisma or not - If we are talking businss - Grant led Chelsea to it first CL final, beat arsenal, liverpool and manchester(in their best form), was one of the best managers in eurpe as a whole last year. We all know what scolari do with the same team+Deco. / While erikkson led mexico in it campaign to lose against honduras, jamaica and lately the US, teams that mexico should have beat. so now pompey will be the next station, for a manager that lead mexico to failure on the expense of a manager that lead chelsea to it best ever achievement. and why? because he is nicer? i really don't understand it.
alonrose
I think you miss my point alonrose. Both Eriksson and Grant are technical managers not motivators. Maybe in the case of Eriksson the team would be motivated more because of his stature in the world of football, but both depend on the second man to put their thinking into action. They are not hands on man managers.
cornypomp
Alonrose, check out Sven's record in club management and you will find he has been FAR more successful over a longer period of time than Avram grant - winning domestic and European trophies with clubs in Sweden, Portugal and Italy. If it comes to comparing the sucess of Grant and Sven, then Sven is the more sucessful and that is an absolute fact. Cornypomp, you have a point; the man behind Grant's sucess at Chelsea was Steve Clarke - Sven, whilst having a close working relationship with Tord Grip, is much more his own man as a coach.
NinjaTim
i still want sven, he would be brilliant like tim said he has a very good record in club management, in my opinion he would be the best person we could get!
MFFP
I agree - we should get Sven if we can. Although my elderly Mum freaked me out a bit by letting me know she fancies him. urrrrgh!
tracyc
NinjaTIM - I do agree, but it's just because the fact that Grant was a manager in the israeli league and not in european top notch teams. but he got his opportunity and lead Chelsea to the CL final and beat all of the "big names" and he has much more hunger to success than eriksson(which i respect) that unlike Grant failed lately with so so results, if to be polite, with a fine team like mexico. for eriksson, you are not more than a bus station, like mexico was, etc'. For Grant that have the hunger and the reputation as the one who took chelsea further than anyone else, you will be much more important. You can't succeed without the urge to success, Grant has full of it, while eriksson "take it sport", like in mexico. Anyway what so ever and any coach that might come, i hope that your team will save itself from the relegation and wish to all portsmouth supporters success in the future.
alonrose
Keep mum indoors, Trace, he's a menace! I would be so VERY proud to have someone at PFC called Tord Grip. I still have ambitions to assemble a team of people with names that are amusing to five year olds eg. *Shittu, Windass and Pantsil. Yes they would be a rubbish team but Tord Grip would be a valuable member of that set up.
hammersmithblue
Knowing what Storrie has been up to recently, i think we all expect the deal, for whoever it is will have been done, the technicalities will be tied up, and the new man in place next week, unless it is Cheriie Lunghi who is our next manageress. I should not joke about this as we are talking about Pompey here!!
Owenspompey
So Sven saying he issaying and the Mexican FA say they are not sacking him yet.. the bookies are not dropping their odds... Granys and Curbs have hoever shortened..
Chix
thing is with grant and chelsea getting to a champions league final you need a fair bit of luck for that,as we discovered, he wasnt such a great manager when he played barnsley? in the fa cup. and with regards to sven and the mexico job, he wants his millions redundancy money, thats why hes saying he doesnt want to go, and they dont want to sack him because they dont want to pay it, especially when were waiting in the wings.
ruffcider
ruffcider - Every team in the premiership lose sometimes in the cup, to a team from a different league. we have to see the big picture. Grant came to chelsea last year, when they spotted, if i don't mistake in the sixth place and their form was so so, like this year(with scolari), they wasn't good in the league, as well as in the CL(draw with rosenburg at home etc'). than Abramovitch sacked Mourinho(that was loved by the crowd) and appointed Avram Grant. the same team started to show atractive footbal and manage to beat all the other big clubs(manchester, liverpool, arsenal) in their best form(scolari didn't manage to do it, in a much lower league form than last year). and Grant manage to finish the league head to head with fergie(acording to Grant's stats, if he was apointed in the begining of the year, chelsea could finish as no.1). Beside of it, to reach for CL final you need more than luck. and if we are talking about luck, we all know that Grant's team was better than ferguson's team in the CL final, so Chelsea and Grant has lack of luck. BTW - i really like eriksson too, so either it'll be Grant or Eriksson, i wish them and pompey, best of luck.
alonrose
I no it doesn't count for much, but all the latest coming out of the Mexico camp sounds fairly negative regarding Sven coming to us. I'd like to be surprised but i'm not holding my breath on it. On the Pompey side of things, i just can't get my head around the money side when you start talking about managers like Sven. He won't come cheap and i thought we're supposed to be on our uppers. The two just don't correlate, to me anyway. If it's down to him getting a huge bonus if we stay in the Prem.. that's one hell of a gamble by Sasha.
cornypomp
With respect Alonrose, whilst everyone is entitled to an opinion and I respect you opinion that Grant is a better coach than Sven, you cannot argue that Grant is more successful. I think Sven's record "trumps" Grant's one CL final; With IFK Gothenburg: Svenska Cupen Winners 1979, 1982 Allsvenskan Champions 1981, 1982 UEFA Cup Winners 1982 ..... With Benfica: Portuguese Liga Champions 1983, 1984, 1991 Cup of Portugal Winners 1983 SuperCup Cāndido de Oliveira Champions 1989 European Cup Runners Up 1990 UEFA Cup Runners Up 1983 .... With Roma: Coppa Italia Winners 1986 ..... With Sampdoria: Coppa Italia Winners 1994.... With Lazio: Coppa Italia Winners 1998, 2000 Italian Super Cup Winners 1998, 2000 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winners 1999 UEFA Super Cup Winners 1999 Serie A Champions 2000 ..... Man City: Took them to 9th place in the PL, their best finish for as long as anyone can recall, and arrested the terminal decline of a "sleeping giant" and laid the foundations for the rise of Man City.
NinjaTim
its mixed messages with avram aswell, there is alot of suggestion that he wasnt the driving force behind things, with terry and clarke, rallying the troops. wasnt he ridiculed for being the bbc because all he did was bring out the balls, bibs and cones? as you can tell the jury is out with grant imo, not so sure he could do it without the class of players like he had at his time at chelsea. although if hes appointed ill get behind him, as im sure we all will.
ruffcider
NinjaTim - I didn't say that eriksson past is not great(and i do respect him as a nice personality as well). but. might be that eriksson don't have the urge, like he did in the past and live on the expense of his past and that's why mexico look the way it is. In the other way around, Avram Grant succeed lately to take chelsea, further than anyone else and his team played exciting football and unlike the doubts about eriksson urge to prove, Grant's urge&passion to prove is very strong. if eriksson will take you down, oh well, he can claim that you were anyway in that direction before he comes. But if Grant will take you down, it can finish it era in the premirship for good and he will "kill" to save you this year and to take you onward and upward and to show to everybody in the world, who is the man who took chelsea to the CL final, so all the hostile media and peoples, will shut their mouth for good. That's why i think, you better have Grant in the big picture. That's my point of view.
alonrose
Its starting to look as though we're not going to get Sven after all. On balance, if its a choice between getting in Grant or Curbs, I'd have to say I think Curbishley would do a better job of keeping us up. Although we'd have to wait 2 matches to get him. Or will the club do their usual 'rabbit out of a hat' thing and sign up someone else completely? Not Roy Keane please!
tracyc
Tracy, I agree but there was a lot of money on Keane yesterday. Surely that's a similiar appointment to Adams. Ruffcider...you're right. It transpires that Steve Clarke was far more influential than Grant - Grant was very much an interim figurehead. I'd go for George Graham (retaining Kidd as number two).
NinjaTim
It's kind of weird, to think that under mourinho clarke never reached the CL final as a coach and as a coach under Grant he condier by few as the one who reach the CL final. some say is john terry that played for grant deserve the fame, some say is lampard. / So you know what i think? i think that if so many players and coaches, work so good under grant, therefore grant is a huge manager and motivator, because the job of the manager except of to chose the lineup and the tactics, is to take care that all the system will work very good. and that's what mourinho didn't do before he go and that's what scolari didn't do after grant left. and that's what grant did very well in between. / Simple logic!
alonrose
or was it that these guys had to up their game to salvage something of their season, because grant was out of his depth? Or he was delegating everything out so he could concentrate on the balls, bibs and cones?...whatever, the players alledgedly are against him coming, as is storrie. i wouldnt want him either, really, but its not my decision.
ruffcider
if it wasnt for the liverpool semi final win, chelsea would be expected to beat everyone in the champions league last year, in the groups you wouldnt have expected a loss against, schalke, rosenborg and valencia, the knock out round with olympiakos, the quarter finals with fenerbahce, then liverpool which was 50/50 and the final again 50/50. so they should have won all the way through until liverpool and then man u, i think mourinho was knocked out with liverpool and barcelona wasnt he? grant did have easier fixtures, surely?
ruffcider
Maybe ruffcider - so the players of Grant, did their best because he is not brilliant manager and the players of scolari(same players+deco&bonsigwa) are so poor because he is brilliant manager. / Ok, works for me any day - "not brilliant manager", that his players players play great and succeed, on the behalf of "brilliant manager", that his players play very bad. :-) anyway again, either it will be grant or eriksson, good luck this year, you will need it.
alonrose
Well thanks for the good luck this year alonrose and yes we will need it. But it won't be only luck, we've still got a squad with as much if not more quality than those around us. If the team play to their abilities we will be ok. No matter who comes in, i firmly believe that.
cornypomp
just the last thing about grant but wasnt this the first year they didnt win anything? all in grants time, carling cup final, fa cup defeat to championship side, premiership, champions league final.....nothing, at least being in 2 finals, one to spurs for gods sake, you would have put your house on that jose would have got some siver ware. Grant isnt my choice but hey if he comes then fair enough, perhaps he'll make me eat my words. based on his career so far.....nothing special, imo and Good luck to you to.
ruffcider
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has denied having any contact with Portsmouth over their managerial vacancy. Thank God for that, i'd be embarrassed by the language. We need him like a hole in the head. He'd always be being thrown out of the dugout and taking someone's seat in the stands...
cornypomp
ps: i never said scolari was abrilliant manager....
ruffcider
Whoever comes in i hope it happens fairly soon, I had been hoping it would be in time for Citeh - I'm wondering if they're going to give Paul Hart a run at it to see how he gets on. It would be OK if it wasn't following on from taking a chance on one inexperienced manager - we can't be gambling now surely theres too much at stake.
tracyc
iwas so annoyed with an article in the star via newsnow that said venables would be a popular choice with the players and the FANS...The Fans!???....obviously not some one who had researched his article,,oh silly me it was in the star
plymouth graham
Saturday morning and Sven is still favourite..
Chix
As a jcl, might one ask what Venables has done?
Gandor1
he screwed pompey over!
he is still be heavily favoured and an article in the mail thinks that he is the only person we are looking at?
pompeyrug
 

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