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Hart remains 'coy' on Pompey job

Hart remains 'coy' on Pompey job

The question that remains on all Pompey fans' lips is 'will Paul Hart get the job?'

This was a question that setanta sports put to him after our win over Sunderland but he stuck to his story that no fulltime job offer had been made to him yet, with no further clues given as to whether he wants it or not: 'not yet, no - the answer when asked if he had been offered the job.

'It's possible, we'll see what happens.

'It's a good job to have and I'm sure there'll be a lot of people who fancy it.'

Hart, and Brian Kidd, have done the jobs asked of them - but we still cannot overlook the fact that other sides have also helped us massively...

I still maintain my thoughts that it is most likely in our best interests that Hart returns to the youth set-up, retaining Kidd as a coach is something that I would happily do though.

Hart seems to be going back and forth on the issue, there are times he wants the job but others he does not - we got a result last night, but the way we started with the set-up we opted for was not that impressive, if only we could have started the game like we did the 2nd half! That said at least changes in personnel and formations happened, and to be fair we did scrap the 4-5-1 for a 4-3-3, which eventually switched to what has looked the most effective so far of 4-4-2.

Going in with that wall of a 'defensive midfield unit' did not work in the 4-3-3 and nor did Kanu really who looked lost, as did the other attackers to be fair. 4-4-2 saw a change though and that must surely be the way forward for us, but if we set-up properly with the right personnel we could always switch from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1 if needed - then again we do not actually know who the personnel will be next season!

If we are being taken over the chances are they will want to bring in their own man, if we are not then Hart - assuming he wants the job - will get it... things 'might' become clearer in the next few weeks? But my thinking is, although we do need to get things sorted out so we can work towards sorting out the futures of players, we cannot rush into it and make a knee jerk reaction...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday May 19 2009
Time: 8:08AM

Comments

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I see Claudio Ranieri is now a free agent......Come on Peter
harrissman
19/05/2009 08:22:00
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According to the NOTW, Slaven Billic is already being lined up for Sunderland. AND they will have money to spend.
Gandor1
19/05/2009 12:06:00
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Well he played enough strikers last night, so you'd have to think he does want the job. His tactics were all over the place again though, and while we were certainly better going forward in the second half, we'd have conceded half a dozen against a decent team last night. I've hardly made it a secret that I don't think Hart is the right man for the job, but I'm not sure we'll have the money or the players to attract anyone else. Unless we get a new owner, I think our best chance is a slim chance of persuading Steve Coppell to get back into the game again.
PhilTaglia
19/05/2009 17:33:00
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