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Hardyman confirmed as a 1st team coach

Having done the job on a temporary basis last season, as had Andy Awford of course, today we confirmed Paul Hardyman as a fulltime 1st team coach.

Awford had never hidden the fact that he wanted him to step up from the academy into the 1st team on a permanent basis and having got a 'taste for it' he decided to go for it.

Talking on The Pompey Site, Hardyman said: 'I got a taste doing the job last season and Andy asked if I fancied making it a permanent arrangement.

'There was a lot to consider, but my heart was always telling me to say yes.'

He wants to 'help put smiles on faces in the stands' next season, and in the futures to come, which I am sure he will help make the case.

I can fully appreciate that it was a tough decision for him to make and he admits that he was sad to leave his academy role as he has done it for so long but it was a 'fantastic opportunity' to take up.

Getting on so well with the people he works with helps: 'it's sad to leave the academy because I've had some great times working there in the last few years.

'It's strange to think that I was working in the community set-up when Adam Webster joined the club as a 10-year-old.

'Pompey are my home-town club so this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I get on really well with Awfs and Macca.'

The coaching set-up worked at the end of last season, so I have little reason to think that it cannot continue to do so moving forward on a permanent basis.

Yep, we will have our rough patches but unlike the position we found ourselves in this time last year when optimism was high I really do think that this set-up can and will take us to where we want to be.

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Date:Monday June 9 2014

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