Knight to make Pompey return

Alan Knight is on his way back to Pompey as goalkeeper coach
Alan Knight is on his way back to Pompey as goalkeeper coach
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Club legend Alan Knight is returning to Pompey as goalkeeper coach.

Despite reports this morning linking former Blues keeper David James with the role, caretaker boss Guy Whittingham has called on his former team-mate to step in until the end of the season after John Keeley left to take up a similar post at Blackburn Rovers.

While Knight, who has made more than 800 appearances for the club, looked an obvious candidate to fill the void, Whittingham initially suggested he was looking to make an internal appointment.

But it appears he has had a change of heart and Knight confirmed himself he had agreed to return to work with Simon Eastwood and Phil Smith.

Knight told The News: ‘I’m delighted to be coming back.

‘Everyone knows how I feel about this club and I can’t wait to get started again.

‘It’s come about in the last couple of days.

‘I spoke to Guy last night and it’s all moved very quickly.

‘But now I just can’t wait to get out there again and be a part of a football club I love.’