So that was the season that was. One which offered optimistim and hope but ultimately ended in disappointment as Pompey finish mid table in League 2 and have departed with Andy Awford – the third manager since the PST, together with the high net worth Presidents saved the Blues’ in 2013.
York at home remains as speculation over the new manager continues to circulate as fans look for the club to tie up a deal sooner rather than later. This is key so that whoever the board decides is the man to lead the club forward has time to agree any new deals for out of contract players, release those who they consider do not make the grade and scour the market for those new faces who fans hope will bring success at the end of the 15/16 season.
At the time of writing, Pompey’s approach for Chesterfield’s manager Paul Cook has been turned down. It is believed Cook has a release clause of around £150,000 which begs the question – should the club pay money from the budget for the new manager? Or would those sort of funds be better spent on the playing side and instead appoint a manager who does not attract any compensation?
Paul Cook has many, but not all Pompey fans ‘on-side’ – is he worth paying for?