UK time is: 04:31:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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.




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:Saturday November 5 2011

Time: 8:42PM

Your Comments

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
I agree, the two would make a dream combination.
007
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
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
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
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...24th October (Friday October 24 2014)

Drennan sent back to Villa (Wednesday October 22 2014)

On this day in history...22nd October (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Pompey v Stevenage (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Hurrah... Finally! (Tuesday October 21 2014)

#PompeyPredictionsLeague - Update no.13 (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Giving us something back... (Tuesday October 21 2014)

On this day in history...21st October (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Pompey assessment - Bury 3-0 Pompey (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Portsmouth 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. pompeyrug 155
2. storagematt 55
3. eastneydave 53
4. mslorna48 49
5. cornypomp 45
6. Lemmi 37
7. gentleman jim 35
8. pompeygray 32
9. Emsworthianblue 25
10. Pompeytim 19

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Cheltenham 14 6 4 4 1 22
9. Newport 13 6 3 4 4 21
10. Southend 14 6 3 5 1 21
11. Portsmouth 14 5 5 4 0 20
12. Wimbledon 14 5 4 5 -1 19
13. Exeter 14 5 4 5 -2 19
14. Accrington 14 6 1 7 -4 19

Breaking League News

Mansfield Bring In Crewe Striker On Loan
Mansfield : 24/10/2014 20:13:00
A Full House Expected!
Luton : 24/10/2014 19:27:00
Flitcroft Brings In Everton Striker
Bury : 24/10/2014 19:03:00
Weekend opponents sign striker
York : 24/10/2014 17:17:00
Adams Encouraged By Mansfield Showing
Tranmere : 24/10/2014 16:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Shrewsbury v Pompey?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Pompey win 50%
Shrewsbury win 0%
Draw 50%