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Milan: I Sold For Portsmouth's Sake

Milan Mandaric has told Portsmouth local paper that he left Pompey on good terms.

Mandaric told the Portsmouth News: 'I always promised I would never leave Pompey in trouble, like when they were in danger of relegation from the old First Division.

'Instead I left Pompey in tremendous shape, near the top of the Premiership.

'I've helped put the club on the map. I get happier about that with every additional three points Pompey get.

'I didn't need to sell the club, but thought it was in the best interest of the club to do so.

'If I go to Leicester, supporters should be happy for me that I'm alive and still in football, rather than disappearing off to America or Slovenia and not being heard of again. I'm not ready to retire.

'If I go to Leicester, it's not to a club that is an unfriendly one to us. But whether I go to Leicester or Barcelona, Pompey will always be special in my heart. I might fall in love again, but nothing will replace Pompey.

'It was an unbelievable relationship. We went through some hard times together and had tears on our faces. But it brought us closer together. We've got fantastic memories.

'I might develop another good relationship, but nothing will ever replace the one I developed with Pompey fans. We will always be friends.

'I've had a lots of letters from Pompey fans wishing me all the best and saying what I did for the club was immeasurable. That's fantastic.'

We wish Milan all the best for the future...




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Date:Tuesday October 31 2006

Time: 5:44PM

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Milan Mandaric took Portsmouth as far as he could. To keep us in the Premiership without a struggling each season he knew he had to sell to the right guy with ooddles of cash to spend. Welcome Saacha. He kept every promise except building us a new ground. But wouldn't it be great if Milan returned to our new Stadium with his new club. Good luck Milan
nelson
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31/10/2006 17:56:00

As long as he doesnt go into the stadium building business we should be thankfull for what he did. Good luck Milan
russellm
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31/10/2006 17:57:00

depends who that club is lol Yer good luck Milan
lmatthews
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31/10/2006 17:57:00

Despite all the b0ll0cks on the stadia, MM did us proud & we will be forever grateful. Good luck Milan & thank you.
storagematt
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31/10/2006 18:54:00

Without him,there's every chance that our big game of the season would be the local derby v Havant & Waterlooville !! Thank you Milan.
lincspfcfan
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31/10/2006 19:15:00

MM, the Chairman equivalent of the modern footballer, kissing the badge etc.. good luck MM but I'm scaling back your Xmas present to just a card this year.
blueknight
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31/10/2006 22:28:00

Milan is a Legend, I am discussed to here that even a few Pompey fans are moaning about him bidding for the Foxes. He can do what he like & should always be welcome at Fratton! all the best Mr M, Ta!!..thanks for the memories sob! sob!
CharlieChimes
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