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Hart the boss until the summer, at least...

It does not come as a surprise to me in the slightest, and if it does come as a surprise to anyone I would be amazed to be honest, but it was confirmed on the Pompey site last night that Paul Hart will remain in charge of Pompey until the end of the season.

The decision was announced shortly after the defeat to Chelski, a game we were again unlucky to lose - but missed chances costs us in the end, with the decision to retain Hart and his assistant Brian Kidd having been made after a meeting between Sacha Gaydamak and Peter Storrie on Tuesday afternoon, with the latter saying: 'Sacha and I have been delighted with how the team have fared under Paul and Brian's control.

'They both have so much experience in the game and they have the respect of the players.

'We will review the managerial situation again at the end of the season.'

As I have said repeatedly I have no problems with this at all, but would ideally only want this on a short-term basis to tell the truth, and that is nothing against the pair who have been doing a fine job.

With the club up for sale it was highly unlikely that someone was going to come in anyway was it as they would not know how long they would be in charge for and would certainly know they would have little or no money to spend come the summer, so unless things had been arranged regarding the selling of the club, this was not really an option was it...

They have done a job, and will continue to do a job until the end of the season, and they will keep us up!

When the time does come to 'review' this position, then as much as a lot does depend on who owns the club, then I myself would still be looking to bring in another manager, who that would be I do not know and without money - or much of it anyway - who would want the job! Then again the players will probably decide what happens should Sacha not be able to sell up, and should this be the case then 'the cheaper option' would be to keep these two in charge, a decision that would probably be made with that in mind I suspect...

Lets just get this season out of the way, make sure that we do stay in the premier league and then see what happens.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Date:Wednesday March 4 2009

Time: 8:05AM

Your Comments

It gives the club stability and the players confidence until the end of the season. Like you, I suspect a new face will then come in, allowing Paul H to go back to his old position. You can't complain at that.
UKTony
It gives the club stability and the players confidence until the end of the season. Like you, I suspect a new face will then come in, allowing Paul H to go back to his old position. You can't complain at that.
UKTony
I have no problem with this at all, And should the worst happen, it certainly won't be from his lack of effort or input. Players seem to like the pair, so hopefully the results should start happening.
pentonpompey
I have no problem with this at all, And should the worst happen, it certainly won't be from his lack of effort or input. Players seem to like the pair, so hopefully the results should start happening.
pentonpompey
It was another given really, wasn't it? Sasha has no money, and I suspect we chased sven purely to put our name in the papers to give potential buyers an interest, not that I'm complaining. Here's hoping we can start clawing back the points we lost under Adams!
powered_by_pies
It was another given really, wasn't it? Sasha has no money, and I suspect we chased sven purely to put our name in the papers to give potential buyers an interest, not that I'm complaining. Here's hoping we can start clawing back the points we lost under Adams!
powered_by_pies
i agree completely, keep them until the end of the season. hopefully we will be bought, and can then get in someone good, with experience!
MFFP
i agree completely, keep them until the end of the season. hopefully we will be bought, and can then get in someone good, with experience!
MFFP
The obvoius thing to do under the current circumstances. The players are trying & certainly the performances are showing an improvement.
storagematt
The obvoius thing to do under the current circumstances. The players are trying & certainly the performances are showing an improvement.
storagematt
Probably more due to the inability to find anyone else who wanted it rather than an overwhelming show of faith in the new guys, but it probably makes as much sense as anything else, given the position we find ourselves.
PhilTaglia
Probably more due to the inability to find anyone else who wanted it rather than an overwhelming show of faith in the new guys, but it probably makes as much sense as anything else, given the position we find ourselves.
PhilTaglia
This is the best we are going to get and I am not convinced even Fergie, Wenger, O'Neill would get much more out of us this season. This isn't meant to be putting Harty and Kiddo down as the lads obviously rate them and this has got to be worth a lot.
hammersmithblue
This is the best we are going to get and I am not convinced even Fergie, Wenger, O'Neill would get much more out of us this season. This isn't meant to be putting Harty and Kiddo down as the lads obviously rate them and this has got to be worth a lot.
hammersmithblue
Here!! Here!! i second that "blue". I'm glad it's at least been confirmed, which at least will give us some continuity until the end of the season. As long as we've got the management and team united we stand as good a chance as any in staying up, and that is our number one "goal"....
cornypomp
Here!! Here!! i second that "blue". I'm glad it's at least been confirmed, which at least will give us some continuity until the end of the season. As long as we've got the management and team united we stand as good a chance as any in staying up, and that is our number one "goal"....
cornypomp
A good 'short term' decision.. Although I'm still convinced Sven will come in the summer..
Chix
A good 'short term' decision.. Although I'm still convinced Sven will come in the summer..
Chix
 

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