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

On this day in history...20th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 20th February.

Stats: Barnet v Portsmouth

All the stats from Barnet (1) vs (1) Portsmouth, The Hive, 18/2/17 Att: 4,571

Sunday Chimes #105 - Chaplin's late show

A late equaliser gains Pompey a point, a look ahead to Carlisle, new coach required and what an own goal...

Barnet v Pompey - Follow Live On Twitter

Pompey go to the Hive as the visitors to Barnet today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

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)

Barnet MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forde9%
Evans0%
Clarke8%
Burgess58%
Stevens0%
Linganzi0%
Doyle0%
Lowe0%
Roberts0%
Bennett0%
Doyle0%
Sub - Rose0%
Sub - Chaplin25%
Sub - Baker0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
8 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
9 Wycombe 31 13 7 11 46 0
10 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
11 Colchester 31 12 8 11 44 6
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 30 12 5 13 41 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 31 5 10 16 25 -15
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)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug51
2.PompeyFrippy27
3.Copnor4318
4.storagematt14
5.FrattonBlue14
6.stubbsy00712
7.uspompeyfan9
8.eastneydave8
9.pompeyweller7
10.Jimsmithswig7
Vital Football Comment