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Grant's arrival delayed/Avondo moving on

Grant's arrival delayed/Avondo moving on

Today has seen it confirmed that Avram Grant's arrival as our director of football has been delayed due to 'international red tape', or to put it simply, the delay in getting a new work permit issued!

This is not anything to worry about, and if anyone or anywhere is portraying this as such then they are doing nothing but 'rumour mongering' or 'scare mongering.'

There is still a good chance that he 'should' have this work permit issue sorted, and issued, in time for him to take his place in the dugout this weekend.

As one person arrives another leaves though, with The Pompey Site confirming that Roberto Avondo, an executive director, will be leaving the club this week.

Peter Storrie issued a statement thanking him for his efforts during his time at the club, wishing him well when he leaves on Friday and expressing his sorrow he was going: 'Roberto has played a major role in the running of the football club since arriving three years ago.

'He has helped guide the club through a difficult period over the last year and we are all sorry to see him leave.

'Roberto is highly-respected in the world of banking and finance and everyone at the club wishes him well for the future.

'He has not only been a valued colleague but has also become a close friend and confidante to me personally during his time at Fratton Park.'

Avondo himself added: 'to have been part of the success story at Pompey for the last three years has been a tremendous privilege.

'Among other things I have walked on the pitch at Wembley holding the FA Cup and have made wonderful friends along the way.

'I wish the club, its new owners, Peter and the executive all the very best for the future.'

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday October 14 2009
Time: 4:25PM

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This'll probably heap more pressure on PH to win on Sat. Win - he'll be a hero; lose - he needed Avram.
PFCblue
14/10/2009 17:02:00
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'Roberto is highly-respected in the world of banking and finance' Good job he's going then cos in his three year employment our banking and finance has proved to be anything but respectable!
Super Bock 1898
14/10/2009 17:18:00
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agreed bock - surely anybody that has had anything to do with the financial running of the club over the last three years should be for the chop !
southportpompey
14/10/2009 19:46:00
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work permit - makes me laugh after what he did for us - one kick away from the ultimate club prize!
merlin
14/10/2009 20:09:00
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As alluded to above, Avondo shouldnt be the last of those to go. I agree with a lot of the press; why are we blaming Harry for the financial running of the club; wasn't that Storrie's job? Peter Storrie's blue army? My ARSE
russellm
15/10/2009 01:27:00
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