UK time is: 04:12:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Coppell a win-win situation?

Just some 36-hours, or so, ago Steve Coppell was the 'latest favourite set' for the Pompey job...

Now Michael Appleton is that man, or is he?

Truth is no one, and quite literally no one, knows what is going on!!

WOTS of this came through to Vital Pompey Towers last night: 'I wish I could tell you so you'll **** off and leave me alone but the way things are hanging at the mo we don't have a Scooby as to what will happen next!'

Someone also said this to me yesterday, given the time that is being taken to find this appointment, that this 'shows Pompey are looking for, and are prepared to wait for a specific set up; I'm convinced they must be getting professional advice'.

It 'seems' that CSI very much are leaving no stone unturned and the 'realistic' options are seriously being explored before a final decision is made...

Anyway, going back to Coppell and the point of this!

Some of us, and quite rightly to be fair, have had some reservations over him given some of his previous during his 25-year managerial career although experience, and a decent track record when he does 'tough it out' has proven him to be a good manager at this, and a higher, level.

ESPNsoccernet has said the following about him: 'Irrespective of whether he gets the job on the south coast, ESPNsoccernet understands that he has decided it is the right time to return to football management.

'Coppell is believed to be ready to work under a chairman and board of directors who trust him and would be happy to prove himself all over again on a month-to-month basis, rather than demanding a lavish long-term deal
.'

The full ESPNsoccernet article can be read - here.

The 'Coppell is believed to be ready to work under a chairman and board of directors who trust him and would be happy to prove himself all over again on a month-to-month basis, rather than demanding a lavish long-term deal' part is particularly interesting, right?

'If' this would indeed be the case then would this not leave CSI in a win-win situation with him?

In fact it suits all really, would it not.

After all of this it would 'seem' that these thoughts are somewhat irrelevant as a new managerial team is in place?

Even if it is not yet 'official'...


Apparently this will include Coppell in some way though, click here.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Forest.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 4 2011

Time: 10:39AM

Your Comments

The way things are going it will proberbly be someone who hasn't even been mentioned...
nobby1954
apparently not nobby... click here.
pompeyrug
If those reports are true, I think it could be a great partnership, the experience of Coppell with the potential of Appleton. Here starts a new chapter, thanks to CSI, and hopefully one that will remind the fans what we are capable of.
PompeyFrippy
A month-month manager!!! So much for stability!
PompNut
Rapidly descending into a farce!
bluedr
I can understand Coppell's position. I believe he has been treated badly in the past (Bristol?) and wishes to control his own destiny, without being contractually bound. Good luck to him, I hope he gets appointed.
007
Bring on Stevie Coppell!
khodgkins
Does a month-month contract show commitment and passion for the club?
PompNut
Or does it open up the option he could leave whenever HE wants?
PompNut
pompnut - do you believe there is any commitment in football anyway? I would like to think that if we choose him we will offer him a monthly contract up until the end of the season and then both sides can review and opt for another 2-3 years extension. championship managers have a life span of about 18 months anyway. Im not overly fussed about the length of time taken to find a new manager - we have two committed coaches doing a good job at the moment anyway and it shows CSI arent rushing in with the first decent name that approaches them! I look forward to finding out who our new man will be!
pompey--pessimist
I think he tends to stay if he is happy and he could be here - he certainly has a pedigree of bringing through young players so its all fine with me. On another note, 2 players we could have signed did rather well for Blackpool the other night - Lua Lua got 2 and Jonjo Shelvey a hat-trick... hoping for a win tomorrow but as usual it wont be easy!
pompeyweller
Why a monthly contract to the end of the season, P-P? Surely that would be a contract to the end of the season? I agree with PompNut, there is no stability in a month-to-month contract; and how can the players be enthusiastic about a manager who might not be there in 4 weeks time? Definitely not a win-win situation Rug.
PFCblue
Those who are knocking the month to month offer aren't seeing the point. It's an offer being made by the manager to the club where they ( the club) have first choice to make or break the contract; it's a demonstration of loyalty and self confidence by Coppell and is quite common in most businesses streams. In 80% of the time it results in a permanent contract and is a good way to get into a permanent position; particularly in the current climate.
Russellm
But football isn't a 'normal' business stream Russell. A football team manager must have the respect of the players but must also be part of the team (Harry was good at that) and how can you achieve all that in 4 weeks? For the club to know all this he must have at least 6 months (imho).
PFCblue
(pressed the wrong button). Meant to add why not give SC until the end of the season with an option to renew?
PFCblue
It benifits both player and employer with a rolling contract. Both have to be happy for the relationship to continue. Players would also be aware of this and the mutual respect generated. There is nothing worse than one party being locked into a contract which cannot be broken for financial reasons.
007
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

4 in a row almost seals safety! (Saturday April 19 2014)

On this day in history...19th April (Saturday April 19 2014)

A mini Pompey wrap (Thursday April 17 2014)

On this day in history...17th April (Thursday April 17 2014)

Toast Special - The run in (Wednesday April 16 2014)

On this day in history...16th April (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ferry out for the season? (Tuesday April 15 2014)

On this day in history...15th April (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. storagematt 95
2. PFCblue 88
3. mslorna48 75
4. pompeyrug 60
5. Emsworthianblue 42
6. Pompeytim 37
7. Lemmi 28
8. eastneydave 27
9. PompeyJake 16
10. Jimsmithswig 13

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Dag & Red 43 14 15 14 -3 57
12. Mansfield 43 14 15 14 -6 57
13. Newport 43 13 15 15 -3 54
14. Portsmouth 43 13 15 15 -11 54
15. Wimbledon 43 13 14 16 -5 53
16. Cheltenham 43 12 16 15 -9 52
17. Accrington 43 12 15 16 -3 51

Breaking League News

Hartlepool : 19/04/2014 19:28:00
4 in a row almost seals safety!
Portsmouth : 19/04/2014 18:56:00
Relegation Round Up
Wycombe : 19/04/2014 17:14:00
Bury v Argyle Match Highlights
Plymouth : 19/04/2014 12:23:00
The Report: Rochdale 0 Southend 3
Southend : 19/04/2014 12:00:00
Argyle Player of the Season?
Plymouth : 19/04/2014 11:46:00
Cod Army Report: Cheltenham 1 Fleetwood 2
Fleetwood : 19/04/2014 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Pompey v Bristol Rovers?
Suggested By:  
Pompey win 89%
Bristol Rovers win 0%
Draw 11%