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And why wouldn't you be happy where you are!

And why wouldn't you be happy where you are!

A recent News poll saw Lee Clark gain 'overwhelming' support to become the next Pompey manager.

Little has been said about Clark, and the chances of him actually becoming the next manager at Fratton, but this did not stop some 40% - I think - from voting in favour of the Huddersfield man.

Leaving them for Pompey, or Leicester for that matter - who have been 'linked' with him - is not something that he wants to do though: 'I am Huddersfield Town's manager, I am working for a fantastic owner and board of directors and I am not applying for any other jobs.

'I have had no contact from any other club, nor has my representative, and I have had no calls from the chairman or chief executive here to say any other club has been in contact.'

He would hardly say anything other really would he but you would have to ask, from an outsiders view looking in, why would he want to leave The Terriers anyway!

Huddersfield are on a phenomenal 40-game unbeaten run in league one, this is quite staggering as at football league level pretty much anyone can beat anyone on any given day so for them to have such a long unbeaten run is, well it cannot really be put into words...

The only thing more surprising is that they are not already playing at nopower championship level!

'If' they carry on as they are then they will be playing at the same level as Pompey and Leicester, quite probably, before too long anyway so other than the 'riches' that Leicester have to offer him why move on?!

Speaking of Leicester, their sacking of Sven Goran Eriksson earlier this week will 'probably' have little impact on who we finally get as our manager.

The most 'realistic' options for the Fratton vacancy are not really, on the whole, going to be linked with The Foxes are they?

I suspect that some will apply for the job but other than Mark Robins perhaps, given that he previously played for them, I cannot see many of our 'main protagonists' being seriously considered by their board - well, unless they are not quite as flush when it comes to funds as it is believed their owners are...

'Maybe' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is seeing his stock rise, may interest them and if he does we will have to go some to compete, well in fact we could not really compete could we.

Speaking of OGS by all accounts Pompey still have a representative in Norway, so 'giving up' just yet on him does not seem as though it is something we will do - thoughts in the forum recently have been that Molde could wrap up the Norwegian title in the next 10-days or so, so maybe CSI are willing to strike a deal that lets him come when that is done and dusted?

The way I see it though all the while that Guy Whittingham and Stuart Gray are happy doing the job lets leave them to do it!

So, if them carrying on for a few more weeks yet gives us the best chance of getting the right man and 'if' waiting for this man, OGS perhaps, is what we need to do then lets do it...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday October 26 2011
Time: 11:11AM

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As much as I think Clark would do a great job for us, I can see him getting Huddersfield promoted this season. He has the backing of a good chairman in Dean Hoyle up there and while they haven't spent a great deal on transfer fees, I know that he has been backed on the wages side in order to build a very good squad who were beaten in the play off final last year. I would imagine we will come up against him and his team next season in The Championship.
Alty Blue
26/10/2011 11:39:00
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like i say in the article i cannot find, all in all, many reasons why clark would want to leave huddersfield for pompey or leicester...
pompeyrug
26/10/2011 23:28:00
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