McAllister 'set for' Pompey role?
No, Pompey are not looking at Gary McAllister to become a player for us before any smart ass makes a comment :-)
McAllister is today being 'linked', by The News, with Pompey in a coaching capacity.
As a player the former Scottish international was like a fine wine, he matured with age and only got better, so at 44 maybe he could still do a job! Although, all joking aside, the job that he is 'thought' to be being lined up for is a coaching one at Fratton, but not as Paul Hart's no.2...
McAllister knows Hart from their days together at Leeds and is keen to get back into the game on a 'full-time basis', having turned down a position with Scotland recently as this was only part-time.
I cannot see any problem with adding McAllister to the coaching set up, if indeed we do, as he was a quality footballer who - to be fair - has a decent record as a manager in his own right, despite a fairly disappointing spell with Leeds back along. At Coventry he started off very well before resigning to care of his sick wife, who sadly later died when she lost her battle with cancer.
Time will tell if there is any substance to these 'reports', but as I say I cannot see any harm in adding him to our coaching set-up to be honest...
PLAY UP POMPEY!