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Out of the blue!

It was thought that the 'fight' to become the next Pompey manager was a straight fight between Sean O'Driscoll and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With SOD the one that pretty much everyone had accept would 'get the gig!'

Well, and as the title says, totally out of the blue a new candidate has emerged with Steve Coppell now the favourite to be installed...

Last night Sam Materface, a man with 'pretty good' PFC connections, said on TalkSport that he was '70% certain' that Coppell would be appointed after confirming 'Steve Coppell was at Fratton Park' for talks yesterday.

Paper 'reports' early today say that Coppell was at Selhurst Park overlooking our 0-0 draw with former club, and one he spent three spells with as a manager, Palace.

These Materface comments came off the back of a 'Tweet' from a sky sports reporter who said he was 'hearing some interesting stuff on vacant Pompey job... Developments imminent.'

From this Tweet Vital Pompey Towers soon put out a few feelers to 'try' and find out what the score was, and the thoughts were - as you would imagine - that perhaps a move was being made for a director of football, or a late move for someone else.

Well, it would 'seem' that this development is a move for Coppell?!

I guess it is possible, if unlikely, that Coppell's role could be a director of football one perhaps?

With Coppell having a track record of not lasting long in jobs that can be 'difficult' and/or 'stressful' this move, in many ways, would seem an odd one but one that a large number would be fairly happy with I would think.

At least CSI would save a bit of money in a compensation payoff anyway as chances are he would walk before he was pushed! That is just a joke...

Maybe, just maybe the next 24-hours or so will see the vacancy sign removed with another S.C taking control at Fratton.

I wonder if Coppell is the same size as Cotterill, if so he will quite literally slip seamlessly into his tracksuit!

One thing that I would say is that this is PFC that we are talking about so anything is possible and there is no cast iron assurance that Coppell, or anyone else for that matter, will get the job until The Pompey Site says so...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 3 2011

Time: 8:34AM

Your Comments

I heard that Cotterill just got a tracksuit handed down from Steve Claridge in the first place. I wouldn't be against this move, I just want assurance from Coppell that he will be 100% committed to the club.
PompeyFrippy
He might get the best out of Kitson.
moley2
Coppell was my prophesy from the start, I am very happy if this appointment takes place.
007
70 percent Coppell and 50 percent OGS have we got some sort of oversized mutant arriving? Lol!!!
PompNut
Neil Allen on the Snooze chat yesterday said the SSN reporter covers the Bournemouth area and he assumed his news was SOD will be named manager, we wanted silence from the club until certainty in all dealings, now its annoying me
Jimsmithswig
Not quite inspired by having SOD as a manager, just can't see him raising the players we have. Coppell has some more standing in the game in my opinion & would take a chance on him.
storagematt
Coppell is a honest, quiet, determined man, not given to loose conversation. A "CSI" type person. I would love to know the story behind the Bristol fracas. I am sure Coppells principles were stretched to the limit.
007
Jimsmithwig - the club is silent ; itsjustthe rest of the world annoying you; don't worry it's them not you ! :-)
Russellm
007's lurve for our man knows no bounds - well on a match day anyway :-)
Russellm
Aren't we forgetting SC walks out on clubs after a very short time.
Mike1954
I do not believe there is any truth in this at all
plymouth graham
 

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