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Former Norwich City boss interested in Portsmouth manager’s job



Former Northern Ireland and Norwich City boss Nigel Worthington has declared his interested in the vacant Portsmouth job, according to the York Press.

Worthington is interested in the Pompey job

Worthington is interested in the Pompey job

Worthington is currently out of work since leaving York City in October and managed the Minstermen to safety in 2013 and then a play-off place last season on a tight budget.

The 53-year-old has also taken helm at Carrow Road, he also helped save the club from relegation in his first season and then leading Norwich to the Premier League in 2004 and his national side Northern Ireland which he led to a third place in their Euro 2008 qualification group.

Worthington told Portsmouth’s The News, “I think Portsmouth is a club very few people would say no to.

“In my current position from having a little breather from the game, it’s a position I would be interested in talking to the club about.

“It’s how the chairman and directors see it. They will have the description of what they are looking for – and I am recharged and ready to go if required.

“I thought they were going to make a push for it this season and from playing them earlier in the year it looked as though Andy was shaping them up quite nicely.

“But it has been proven before that, even for bigger clubs in the lower leagues, there is no easy solution.

“I have been in League Two for two-and-a-bit seasons with York and know the league very, very well. I also know the personnel and got York into the play-offs with a terrific run last season.

“It wouldn’t matter to me where in the country a job came up, it’s not a problem.

“I’m interested in Portsmouth and we’ll see what happens.”

Pompey sacked Andy Awford on Monday, with former Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United manager Gary Waddock taking over as caretaker manager.

Former boss Harry Redknapp and Phil Brown are just two of the names also being linked to the Pompey job with former Newcastle United striker Shefki Kuqi applying for the job yesterday.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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