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
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

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

Best of Vital Network

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

Hartlepool (a) - Safety first!

A win at Wimbledon made sure of a play-offs place. Technically we can finish in the top 3 but this would require an unlikely set of results from too many clubs wouldn't it?

On this day in history...29th April

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 29th April.

Match Day Officials v Hartlepool (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Hartlepool United this weekend.

Can we do it? The run-in! Update #5

FrattonBlue recently looked at games Northampton, Oxford, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth, Accrington, Wycombe & Pompey had and asked 'can we do it?' (Promotion now!) Here's the latest update!

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wimbledon MotM
Suggested By: VitalPompey
Jones3%
Stevens0%
Barton9%
Burgess12%
Freeman0%
Doyle0%
Hollands45%
Naismith0%
Roberts22%
Evans3%
Smith6%
Sub - Murphy0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 44 27 12 5 93 33
2 Accrington 44 23 12 9 81 25
3 Oxford 44 22 14 8 80 38
4 Bristol Rovers 44 24 7 13 79 27
5 Plymouth 44 23 8 13 77 21
6 Portsmouth 44 20 15 9 75 30
7 Wimbledon 44 20 11 13 71 13
8 Cambridge 44 18 12 14 66 11
9 Wycombe 44 17 13 14 64 5
10 Carlisle 44 16 16 12 64 2
11 Mansfield 44 17 12 15 63 9
12 Exeter 44 17 12 15 63 1
13 Luton 44 18 9 17 63 1
14 Leyton Orient 44 17 12 15 63 -3
15 Barnet 44 16 11 17 59 -3
16 Hartlepool 44 15 6 23 51 -16
17 Notts County 44 13 9 22 48 -25
18 Crawley 44 13 8 23 47 -27
19 Stevenage 44 11 13 20 46 -15
20 Yeovil 44 10 15 19 45 -16
21 Morecambe 44 12 8 24 44 -22
22 Newport 44 10 13 21 43 -19
R York 44 7 12 25 33 -33
R Dag & Red 44 7 10 27 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug61
2.storagematt41
3.FrattonBlue37
4.Copnor4330
5.mslorna4827
6.Emsworthianblue19
7.Jimsmithswig15
8.russellm10
9.PFCblue9
10.steaming8