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Milan: What I'll Do Next

Milan Mandaric has spoken to The News regarding his future, claiming that it`s 50/50 for him to move to Leicester. He has ruled out Bournemouth and Millwall because of his love for Pompey.

Milan Mandaric has told The News: 'If I go back into British football, Leicester would be on my radar.They are a good club. They have been in the Premier League for six of the past 10 seasons. They have a nice stadium and good support levels. Even last season they averaged more than 20,000.

'On a scale of one to 10, it's an eight I will be back in English football. On the same scale, it would be an eight or a nine that I would go to a Championship club. I would say it's 50/50 Leicester. I'm not ruling it out. But there are a lot of things to unfold.

'I'm 68 years old and still want to do it. I want to repeat the experience I had at Portsmouth somewhere else.The club I went to would have to be right for me. And I would have to be right for them.

'It would have to be the perfect fit both ways - that's exactly what happened at Pompey, where the supporters always trusted me and never suspected me of a different agenda. They knew I was honest. But nothing is there yet. I'm still resting after the emotion of leaving Pompey. I want to be left alone for the moment, and people respect that."

'Am I ready for a new challenge yet? No I'm not ready. The earliest I could get involved is before the January transfer window - to have half-a-year in readiness for the following year. If it wasn't then, it would be at the start of next season.'

He said: 'If I have any second thoughts, it's because I wonder if Pompey fans would forgive me. But there's nothing to forgive. I have done the job for the club's wonderful supporters. So I should be free to go somewhere else."

'I've had some fantastic letters from Pompey fans wishing me all the best in whatever I do next.'

'Bournemouth are a nice club, and the people are nice, but I don't think it's quite right for me. I understand there isn't much love between Pompey and Millwall fans, so I couldn't go there.'

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Date:Friday October 6 2006

Time: 12:36PM

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Come to Hull !!! help give us that final push we need and be part of history as we make it to the top league for the first time ...pompey won't mind ... will you ?
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06/10/2006 13:14:00

no hull is ok, please not to millwall milan or scummers!
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06/10/2006 13:15:00

looks like leicester dnt it
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06/10/2006 13:15:00

Nooo not leicester. They are another team we dont like muchly arent they?
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06/10/2006 13:31:00

yer we dnt love them but its milans money so...
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06/10/2006 13:33:00

Don't like Leicester, but I would still wish Milan well of course.
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06/10/2006 18:46:00

Hate Leicester. Midland scummers.
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06/10/2006 20:43:00

Milan saved us, put us where we are today so where he goes it up to him, he'll do what is right for him. We'd wish him well wherever he goes, and know from experience he'll do a job...
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07/10/2006 00:03:00

You'd think with all his cash he could get a better pair of sunglasses though wouldn't you...
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07/10/2006 00:04:00

What Milan achieved at Pompey is superb. I wish him all the best at what ever Champioship side he buy's as long as It's not Southampton. I think Bournmouth would be a great buy, excellent fans base that hate Southampton as well and it's still on the South Coast.
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07/10/2006 12:08:00

I think it's a fair assumption that we won't be seeing Milan at Southampton!
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08/10/2006 18:54:00


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