Vital Football

When is a job offer not a job offer?

When is a job offer not a job offer?
Pompey are set to announce their new Manager by, at the very latest, Friday of this week. So says the Administrator Andrew Andronikou.

Steve Cotterill remains the favourite although Gareth Southgate's name has suddenly started to appear as being linked with the post more and more. But whomever takes the job, what are their prospects? It's true that in normal circumstances the position of Portsmouth Manager would be much sort after - but these are far from normal circumstances, especially if the club don't get the CVA agreed on Thursday. Without an agreement there appear to be two options:

1. We continue in Administration whilst at the same time eventually seeking agreement (hopefully) with the Creditors before the FA impose a points deduction for 2011/12, or

2. We (or more likely Balram Chainrai) buys the club out of Administration and we incur the points deduction for the 2010/11 season.

Neither option would look overly attractive on an advertisement for Manager of a football club. Alternatively, if we gain agreement either on Thursday or very soon after, we will (a) hopefully attract a new owner to the club, (b) exit Administration, (c) have the transfer embargo lifted within a couple of weeks, and (d) avoid a further points deduction.

Consequently, there are plenty of if's and but's to be navigated through before any one taking the Manager's position can actually think about managing the football club properly. Add to that the prospect of starting pre-season with just five squad members and you have to wonder whether the likes of a Cotterill or a Southgate or anybody else for that matter would take the position without maybe having some form of get-out clause written into their contract that could be invoked in the event that one or more of these obstacles remains in place.

So, when is a job offer not a job offer? When it's a Pompey job offer. Until there is some clarity on the way forward for the club, nobody will really know exactly what they will be walking into.

Written by Dave_S139.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday June 15 2010
Time: 12:26PM

Comments

0
LoL I cant see why they aren't banging down the doors to take the job. Southgate links are mostly him saying he doesn't want the job and Pompey fans saying we don't want him. There is quite difference in the options in that Option 1 also seems to gives Pompey a season of grace before points deduction.
russellm
15/06/2010 12:42:00
0
It is a very odd situation to be announcing someone so quickly without knowing the outcome of a huge meeting. I do wonder who is appointing the Manager, AA, Lampitt, Chanrai or someone else. Personally I don't think it is Southgate!
bluedr
15/06/2010 13:06:00
0
Nothing will be announced until after the CVA decision, just in the same way as any new owner. No one in their right mind would buy a club when the debts could be as little as 35m or still 100m plus. I think that the best we can hope for is to get the CVA agreed on thursday and then hopefully a new owner will come to the fore. Hoefully by begining of July we can have the Manager announced and a take over well down the line.
blarmy
15/06/2010 14:16:00
0
god knows we NEED that to be the case, i would hope that we are well down that road buy the end of this month tbh - altho getting the CVA first and foremost is the priority...
pompeyrug
15/06/2010 16:22:00
0
The CVA is the first step. We cannot talk of anything else if we don't get that right!
Pompey Malta
15/06/2010 22:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey Predictions League - update no.38

The Pompey Predictions League is part of this site now isn't it - would it be the same without it? This continued with a defeat at Stevenage with Newport visiting next.

On this day in history...23rd March

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd March.

On this day in history...22nd March

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 22nd March.

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Stevenage MotM
Suggested By:
Forde4%
Davies0%
Burgess17%
Clarke0%
Evans0%
Baker5%
Doyle29%
Rose11%
Stevens0%
Hunt5%
Doyle0%
Sub-Roberts0%
Sub-Kabamba29%
Sub-Chaplin0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 2:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug62
2.PompeyFrippy43
3.storagematt34
4.Copnor4321
5.stubbsy00720
6.FrattonBlue19
7.eastneydave15
8.Jimsmithswig13
9.pompeyweller12
10.uspompeyfan11
Vital Football Comment