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Portsmouth Chief Executive insists there is high interest in manager role



Portsmouth begin their search for a new manager after it was announced on Monday that Andy Awford had stepped down from his position at the club.

Pompey are searching for a new manager

Pompey are searching for a new manager

Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin expects lots of interest in the position available at the club, admitting that his phone has already been ringing in regards to the post.

Catlin insists that the recruitment process to fill the vacant managers position at Fratton Park has already begun.

“I would expect anyone who has been in management would fancy this job,” Catlin told BBC Radio Solent.

“It’s already started, my phone has been pinging all day with people putting their CV’s in. We’ll sit together with the board next week and arrive at a decision.”

One thing that has frustrated Catlin and Pompey Chairman Iain McInnes, is the amount of managers Portsmouth have gone through since the Pompey Supporters’ Trust saved the club in April 2013.

On Monday, McInnes said he; “detested the fact this is our third managerial change,”

Richie Barker and Guy Whittingham have lost their jobs over the past two years, with Awford being the third managerial casualty.

Assistant, now caretaker, manager Gary Waddock is among the early favourites, with former Pompey manager Harry Redknapp also in the frame.

Southend United manager Phil Brown has been heavily linked in the past 24 hours with Ian Holloway, Neil Warnock and Darren Ferguson also linked with a move to Fratton Park.

Catlin, who used to be the director at fellow League Two club Bury, has promised that whoever does succeed from Awford, would be given a competitive budget to help deliver promotion to League One next season.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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