Duo still in dark over new Pompey boss

113858-000_DERBY_POMPEY_SR_29/10/11'Action from Derby County vs Pompey at Pride Pride Park.'Stuart Gray (left) and Guy Whittingham.''Picture:Steve Reid 113858-000
113858-000_DERBY_POMPEY_SR_29/10/11'Action from Derby County vs Pompey at Pride Pride Park.'Stuart Gray (left) and Guy Whittingham.''Picture:Steve Reid 113858-000
Pompey's Brett Pitman scores a penalty in the Blues' 1-1 draw against Walsall at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South.

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Day number 20 in the hunt for Pompey’s next manager.

And caretaker duo Guy Whittingham and Stuart Gray still don’t have a clue when it will end.

The stand-in bosses oversaw their fifth match in charge of the Blues last night. That goalless draw at Crystal Palace made it seven points and a number of decent performances during that period.

Sean O’Driscoll and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are the names still in the frame for the Fratton hot seat.

In the meantime, the first-team coaches will continue the caretaker act which has won them plenty of admirers. Although Whittingham remains in the dark when they will step aside.

He said: ‘I have no idea whatsoever.

‘I know nothing at all. I have heard what everyone else has and seen what is written in the papers or on the internet.

‘That is all we have heard, nothing else at all.

‘Until they tell us somebody else is coming in, we remain in the dark.

‘I’ve said before that it’s game-by-game. We are enjoying doing it, we are very proud to be doing it and we will continue for as long as they want us to continue.

‘I don’t know the duration, it depends on results, I presume. You can talk about time frames but I don’t know, I am not the person to ask.

‘It could happen today, it could happen in two weeks time, it could happen in six weeks time. Who knows?

‘To be honest, for us it doesn’t matter because we will prepare for Nottingham Forest at home on Saturday.

‘That is all we have done game-by-game, so to us it doesn’t matter when it happens.’

During their five matches in charge, Whittingham and Gray have picked up two wins, a draw and two defeats.

Yet Pompey remain in 20th spot, just four points off the relegation zone.