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Bilic is the man to lead Pompey forward?

'Slaven Bilic in the most suitable next manager for Pompey', not my vote, yours - although these findings from Pompey Malta's poll are thoughts that I would probably agree with to be honest.

I have gone back and forth on the Paul Hart issue, but in all honesty I think my concerns 'against' him being given the job outweigh those 'for' him getting it - unfortunately I am almost 100% convinced that we will appoint him, but am equally convinced that we will do this for the wrong reasons! 'Taking the cheap option' is not always the right option, but I suspect we will see this 'cheap option' as being the right option - maybe time will prove it is?

Bilic is a name that has not actually been mentioned that often, but I am under the impression that he is looking to get into club management and will be leaving Croatia in November - a job share between the summer and then is certainly not out of the question, then again even if he did not leave the national side, as much as I would not be for it to be honest, combining both until after the world cup, if they made it, 'could' be possible...

Concerns about his 'lack of experience' are something that some have, and the worry of having a 'Tony Adams' all over again are fair, but I think we also have to look at what he has actually done with Croatia, and this convinces me that he would have the ability to transfer this into club management. His passion for the game is something that I do love and do think that this would count for a lot - he also appears to be a fine motivator, who is able to turn individuals into a collective.

Would Bilic be able to attract players, and cheaply, as well as convince others to play for him? I think he would and would, for me, be able to attract more than Hart would. I know it means 'starting over again' as far as they players are concerned but they are paid to play for the club, but who is to say that Hart and Brian Kidd, or maybe more likely just Kidd, could not work with Bilic? Although I reckon he would be looking to bring a Pompey legend with him, as Robert Prosinecki would probably be the man he would want to assist him - and if his name was not enough to convince people to come to us nothing would, he is a genuine world-class performer known the world over.

Yep, this summer is going to be such an important one for Pompey - we do need to act fast as futures of players going, either being released or being sold needs to be decided upon in relation to talks with the manager, although again I suspect most decisions will be forced upon a manager and not decided by them, but jumping into this and appointing Hart might not be the right thing and at this point in time - this 'could' change if he showed that he could be 'expansive' in his thoughts over the final games of the season - if I had to chose between Bilic and Hart, I would go for Bilic.

Another bonus in our favour is, as much as I do not like the guy anymore, Jamie's Dad would probably be a person that would be consulted and despite many of our feelings towards him now I am certain he would still only have good things to say about the club and would recommend taking the job...

  • What the poll asked - Who will be the most suitable manager for Pompey?

  • How you voted - Slaven Bilic 38%, Paul Hart 28%, Alan Curbishley 15%, Other 10%, Avram Grant 9%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Friday May 1 2009

    Time: 4:43PM

    Your Comments

    Have the club ever mentioned Bilic or is this just speculation? I think he'd be fantastic, but i cant see it happening unless we already have a buyer lined up etc
    SUAC51
    Have the club ever mentioned Bilic or is this just speculation? I think he'd be fantastic, but i cant see it happening unless we already have a buyer lined up etc
    SUAC51
    its just based on the results of a poll ran on vital pompey - the thoughts within are my own.
    pompeyrug
    its just based on the results of a poll ran on vital pompey - the thoughts within are my own.
    pompeyrug
    Gotcha. Well, if it happens i'd love to see Dario Srna on the right of our midfield. He was amazing at the euros.
    SUAC51
    Gotcha. Well, if it happens i'd love to see Dario Srna on the right of our midfield. He was amazing at the euros.
    SUAC51
    Totally trivial but thought I'd post anyway - according to my gossip chums over at kickette.com, Bilic is widely considered by my fellow ladies to be 'dirty hot'.
    Squee
    Totally trivial but thought I'd post anyway - according to my gossip chums over at kickette.com, Bilic is widely considered by my fellow ladies to be 'dirty hot'.
    Squee
    i thought you were gonna say he wanted to come here at first... i guess i will just have to take the word of the ladies at kickette.com as being right lol!
    pompeyrug
    i thought you were gonna say he wanted to come here at first... i guess i will just have to take the word of the ladies at kickette.com as being right lol!
    pompeyrug
    My genuine, honest opinion... is that I don't care who we have as our next manager. Just so long as Brian Kidd is his assitant.
    pompeycarpet
    My genuine, honest opinion... is that I don't care who we have as our next manager. Just so long as Brian Kidd is his assitant.
    pompeycarpet
    Hm, Squee . . never thought of him as 'dirty hot' but I suppose he's not bad - especially as football managers go. You wouldn't push him out the bed to get to Jamies Dad now would you? He would be a good manager for Pompey, if he'd come here - fingers crossed.
    tracyc
    Hm, Squee . . never thought of him as 'dirty hot' but I suppose he's not bad - especially as football managers go. You wouldn't push him out the bed to get to Jamies Dad now would you? He would be a good manager for Pompey, if he'd come here - fingers crossed.
    tracyc
    I've said Bilic from the start.... I reckon he'd do a fantastic job at Pompey!!
    PFCGino
    I've said Bilic from the start.... I reckon he'd do a fantastic job at Pompey!!
    PFCGino
    The reality is bugger all will happen unless Sasha sells & then a new owner will appoint his own man. Hart & Kidd will carry on if they want to. The summer will turn this club on it's head if the finances arn't sorted! Either Sasha sells or we are in limbo!
    storagematt
    The reality is bugger all will happen unless Sasha sells & then a new owner will appoint his own man. Hart & Kidd will carry on if they want to. The summer will turn this club on it's head if the finances arn't sorted! Either Sasha sells or we are in limbo!
    storagematt
    SUAC51, if no one was mentioning Bilic to come to Portsmouth, we did, and that was the reason I suggested the poll. I do beleive that what we discuss does not go un-noticed. Hopefully, Bilic will take the reins, for so many reasons which I cannot mention here, but will suggest an article which says so.
    Pompey Malta
    SUAC51, if no one was mentioning Bilic to come to Portsmouth, we did, and that was the reason I suggested the poll. I do beleive that what we discuss does not go un-noticed. Hopefully, Bilic will take the reins, for so many reasons which I cannot mention here, but will suggest an article which says so.
    Pompey Malta
     

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