Portsmouth are set to keep manager Danny Cowley and his brother Nicky at the club long-term, a report from The News has revealed.
The Cowley’s took over at Fratton Park following the sacking of Kenny Jackett back in March, signing contracts until the end of the season.
Things started well for Pompey under Cowley, winning their first four games following his appointment, although has been followed up by a run of four games without a win, leaving the club’s hopes of reaching the League One play-offs under threat.
Now however, it seems as though Portsmouth have seen enough to make a decision on the future of the two brothers at Fratton Park.
According to this latest report, Cowley is set to remain at Portsmouth in the long-term, regardless of whether or not the club reach the play-offs this season.
It is thought that that the Pompey board have been impressed both with the thoroughness of the work done by the Cowleys at Fratton Park, and the way they have lifted the fanbase since joining the club, meaning it now looks as though they will be there, which has seemingly been enough to secure their futures at the club.
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Next up for Portsmouth, is the visit of League One’s bottom club, Bristol Rovers, to Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, with anything less than a win set to mathematically confirm relegation for the Gas.
I do think this is a sensible decision for Portsmouth to make with regards to the Cowleys.
They do seem to have made a positive impact since their arrival at Fratton Park, seemingly laying the groundwork to build on next season, even if they are not in the Championship.
That is something it would make sense for the club to take advantage of by keeping them around, something it seems would be a popular move with the fans as well.
Indeed, it may not help the club to bring about instability with another change of manager either, so it does seem good to see Portsmouth taking this sort of stance here.