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Grimandi to Pompey??

Grimandi to Pompey??
Adams has already been turned down by Martin Keown as he wants to continue with BBC as a pundit. And ruled a move out for Dennis Bergkamp as he wants to stay as head of youth development.

We are currently short on our staff as Joe Jordan left for Spurs, Ian Bloomfield quit and rumours of goalkeeping coach David Coles leaving for Tottenham means we will be down to the bare bones.

Rumours are beginning as names like Nigel Winterburn, Lee Dixon, Gilles Grimandi, Steve Bould could be joining the south coast.

Personally I would like Winterburn and Giles Grimandi to join us as Winterburn was a no-nonsense defender while Grimandi commanded the midfield along side Patrick Vieira. But we don't want to many defenders here in the coaching staff.

But will Grimandi leave his post at Arsenal (Scout) to become Adams' assistant? Who do you want to see in our coaching team?

Leave your comments below.

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Date:Sunday November 9 2008
Time: 9:20PM


thanks for this stfc ballboy...
for me i would want quality and experience - and i think that grimandi has both, altho i would also like someone even more senior and the name that i think 'could' be announced is john gorman. he has been around the game for a long time, worked with england aswell - he also worked alongside adams at wycombe.
09/11/2008 21:24:00
lee dixon always seemed fairly intelegent as pundits go... (although I havnt seen THAT link anywhere). I am (now) told that Gilles Grimandi would probably be a good man to join the coaching team - and I think that Tony will possibly become a little brovado, and forget about defence... and so a defender on the coaching team wouldn't go amiss either. although one thing I am concerned about... I thought that with harry going, we would have at last seen the back of the "bare bones" speech... oh well...
09/11/2008 21:27:00
:-) i also chuckled to myself when i read the 'bare bones' part... dixon is probably too comfy on the sofa just like keown to think about getting back into the game in a more 'active' capacity - altho if he wanted to maybe so, grimandi seems alot more likely, as said tho i can see a role for gorman...
09/11/2008 21:30:00
Adams said on MOTD that he had appointed two people who will be in place by Tuesday. Lee Dixon o Martin Keown said he would go for someone with "Managerial experience to add that organization" My Immeadiate thought was of...Aidy Boothroyd, who subsequently yurned down an imeadiate return at huddersfield
plymouth graham
09/11/2008 23:25:00
I don't know about his coaching credentials but, if we are going for a 'star' coach, I would like to see Marcel Desailly. And for a bit of experience Steve Cotterill.
10/11/2008 00:58:00
dixon also said 'i spoke to tony last night' - was that just a friend to friend chat, or was he another that 'might' have been approached? not sure about it being boothroyd tbh...
10/11/2008 07:36:00
no im not promoting him it was just the initial thought that came to mind. Terry Burton is mentioned in the press today along with various takeovers..i don't like the the Pini Zahavi idea of being a shop window club.
plymouth graham
10/11/2008 08:24:00
Will we become a mini Arsenal with all these ex-gooners being linked? I have to admit that I was cheering for them on Saturday against Manure, whilst having debates on Harry and JD with Spuds fans.
If we were going to have ex-Arsenal players i would like to chuck in Ian Wright. I think he could be a good personality to have at the club.
10/11/2008 10:49:00
There are suggesting that Cardiff City assistant manager Terry Burton is being lined up as Tony Adams' number two. Burton has been with Cardiff for a number of years after being poached from previous club Watford thanks largely to strong links with Sam Hammam after Burton managed Wimbledon. Burton is highly thought of within the game and numerous players have spoken of his influence on and off the pitch while he is also regarded as an astute tactician.
10/11/2008 11:36:00
Oi, hands off Grimandi :p. He's doing a good job scouting for Arsenal, so just let him be. Dont you guys find it curious that every person linked in the press is ex-Arsenal ? Pretty unimaginative gossip from the media. I mean, Adams has only played for one club - does that mean that he has no other footballing contacts ?
10/11/2008 21:59:00
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