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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!

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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