Vital Football

Hodgson says Appleton is ready

Hodgson says Appleton is ready

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has more or less confirmed that Pompey are indeed interested in Michael Appleton - who has been 'tipped' to become our next boss...

In a glowing report, in his post-match press conference today, he pretty much admitted PFC are interested and thinks he will 'make a big success' when eventually takes on a managers job as he is 'ready for a top job'.

He said: 'Michael is an excellent young coach and we have to accept at West Brom that there are clubs out there who know their business and will target people like Michael because he's ready for a top job.

'I'm sure that when Michael takes a top job, he'll make a big success of it.

'I think they're interested in Michael, which I'm not surprised about at all because he is a very good coach.'

If it is to be Appleton then I do hope that we make this appointment next week, ideally sooner rather than later so that it gives him that little bit longer to work with the players - who are not off on international duty - before we take on Watford.

We are at an ideal time to make this appointment and announcement so if Appleton is the man that CSI want lets go and get him...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Watford v Pompey.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday November 5 2011
Time: 8:42PM

Comments

0
I think Hodgson was trying to persuade Appleton to wait for a better offer; hopefully the Appie knows his own mind. I think if this appointment comes off it is a real statement of long term planning by CSI & the club exec. Ideally I'd like to see some back up in the DoF role and Coppel would fit the bill for me but apparently the man wants management again.
Russellm
06/11/2011 00:15:00
0
I agree, the two would make a dream combination.
007
06/11/2011 10:08:00
0
Coppell as manager and Apple as coach.... But that won't happen; Apple won't leave WBA to become just a coach here!
Pompey Malta
06/11/2011 10:57:00
0
i cant see anything wrong, even if coppell doesn't come, appleton with the backroom boys should be ok on a rolling one year contract
pfc,steve
06/11/2011 11:18:00
0
Apple,GW & SG is a good combo I would welcome Apple he looks promising and will want to prove his worth!!! A compo fee agreement is being negotiated, expect Apple in early next week!
PompNut
06/11/2011 11:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey confirm Kabamba deal

Pompey have signed Nicke Kabamba - Jamal Lowe's former teammate - from Hampton & Richmond for an undisclosed fee on an 18 month deal with the option of another year.

On this day in history...18th January

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 18th January.

In defence of Smith

Cook has raved about the ability Chaplin has but the Pompey manager has also singled out Smith for some praise for his role in the victory over Leyton Orient.

Lowe is aiming high

Having marked his Pompey debut with a goal - within 10 minutes for the reserves against Exeter - Jamal Lowe was on the bench to face Leyton Orient and came on at half time.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Orient MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forde2%
Evans0%
Clarke4%
Burgess17%
Stevens0%
Baker0%
Doyle0%
Rose2%
Naismith8%
Smith4%
Chaplin57%
Sub - Lowe4%
Sub - Linganzi2%
Sub - Bennett0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 26 17 4 5 55 19
2 Plymouth 25 16 3 6 51 14
3 Carlisle 26 12 11 3 47 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 25 12 6 7 42 6
6 Luton 25 11 8 6 41 13
7 Colchester 26 11 7 8 40 10
8 Cambridge 25 11 6 8 39 9
9 Barnet 26 10 9 7 39 0
10 Exeter 25 11 3 11 36 9
11 Grimsby 26 10 6 10 36 2
12 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 35 11
13 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
14 Mansfield 26 8 10 8 34 -3
15 Stevenage 26 10 3 13 33 -4
16 Yeovil 25 8 7 10 31 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Crewe 26 6 10 10 28 -11
19 Hartlepool 26 6 9 11 27 -11
20 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
21 Accrington 25 6 7 12 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 25 5 9 11 24 -10
23 Notts County 26 6 5 15 23 -20
24 Newport 25 4 6 15 18 -16
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug49
2.uspompeyfan45
3.PompeyFrippy32
4.storagematt25
5.Copnor4317
6.FrattonBlue15
7.PompeyFromtheUSA7
8.steaming7
9.eastneydave6
10.pompeyweller5
Vital Football Comment