Vital Football

Groves says he is '100% committed to Pompey'

Groves says he is '100% committed to Pompey'

We have, apparently so, started the month in a good way as Paul Groves has said that he remains '100% committed to the club' and is NOT planning on walking out to link-up with Uncle Avram at West Ham!

This really is good news guys.

Groves, and the rest of the coaching staff, have been subjected to 'rumour' that was saying they would all join him at West Ham - although Groves, talking to The News, insists that he wants to stay and assist whoever our new manager will be: 'I haven't been in contact with Avram and I haven't read too much into what some of the newspapers have said, to be honest.

'I am 100-per-cent committed to the club until I'm told differently and I will continue to do what is asked of me.

'I want to stay and we have to go by what Andrew Andronikou has said. He wants to keep hold of people - so everything else is hypothetical.

'I have worked with a few managers now and I'm happy to adapt and work with whoever comes in.'

He has though, once and for all, and in HIS OWN words, confirmed that the managers job is not for him.

The guy says that he has no intentions of contemplating a return to management anytime soon as he wants to continue 'learning from different people' as he does not 'feel that the timing is right for me to be a manager.'

As for who comes in as the next manager, well he feels that getting this right is the most important thing no matter how long this takes: 'the most important thing is to get the right man. There is no point in rushing into making the wrong appointment - the right person is the most important thing.

If that means it takes a day, a week or a month, then that's what it takes. Time frames come into it I'm sure but the priority is that it's the right person who takes over.'

David Lampitt is 'meant' to be starting as our new CEO today, although official confirmation of this being the case, or not, has not been seen?

He will 'step up' the search for our next manager though, with it 'expected' that Steve Cotterill will be this man...

I am delighted to hear Groves say that he wants to stay though, hopefully the other coaches feel the same way?

We CANNOT underestimate the importance of these guys, to continuity at the club as well as the quality, and experience, that they bring it.

As previously said, as much as anything, they know the youngsters - who will have a big say next season - that we have at this club inside out, so who will know better, and be able to better advise a new manager, of the best young talent that we have around and to use than these guys?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday June 1 2010
Time: 11:29AM

Comments

0
Stability is a good thing, keeping the coaching squad is a good thing, keeping David Coles will be a rally good thing. Al of the above will depend on the new manager though.
russellm
01/06/2010 12:15:00
0
The loyalty shown is heartwarming, but I agree with Russell - the new manager will presumably want a say.
PFCblue
01/06/2010 14:46:00
0
have the applicants now already been told they DO have to work with the current coaches tho? plus, assuming it is cotterill - as seems likely - i am not convinced that he has 'his own team' anyway...
it makes sense to keep groves, who is a fantastic coach, and hopefully the others who will also stay?
pompeyrug
01/06/2010 18:23:00
0
One piece of good news. I think that Groves will probably end up going though as any new manager inevitably brings their own staff with them.
PFCGino
02/06/2010 12:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...30th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 30th May.

No Crawley return for Tubbs

Tubbs doesn't have a future at Pompey, he's on the transfer-list but offloading him could be difficult given his wages. These wouldn't be anywhere within Crawley's reach.

Pitfalls of Sheffield Wednesday loanee returning

As Catlin put it 'the gamble' of aiming sign Sheffield Wednesday loanee Lavery has to be one Pompey fans understand. It isn't as cut and dried as saying 'he's a free agent' sign him!

Lassie coming home...well sort of!

A-box-to-box player, capable of defensive duties, with ability to burst forward with intent to make things happen - Diarra is Pompey's man and wants an England return. I jest of course!

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop11%
Davies3%
Burgess18%
Barton52%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands3%
Doyle7%
Bennett0%
McNulty3%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk1%
Sub - Close1%
Sub - Chaplin1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug76
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue28
4.Copnor4325
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue12
7.eastneydave12
8.Pompeyboosie8
9.Ronald Wilson7
10.Jimsmithswig7