Trust to appoint Catlin as chief

Pompey chairman Iain McInnes. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122568-8)
Pompey chairman Iain McInnes. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122568-8)
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The Portsmouth Supporters’ Trust are to appoint Mark Catlin as chief executive under the new Pompey regime.

The 47-year-old has spent the past few months working alongside Ken Brown at Fratton Park, familiarising himself with the set-up.

Now, following the Trust’s success in capturing the club yesterday, he will be installed in the role last filled by David Lampitt.

Prospective Pompey chairman Iain McInnes said: ‘Everybody has been saying who is actually going to run the football club side of things and Mark has shown over the last three months how quickly you can become a Pompey fan.

‘He is very hands on, has great experience of the division we will probably end up in which is important because not many of us have.

‘We have thought carefully going through that process, we have considered other people and we have looked at what Mark has to offer.

‘I think he will do a brilliant job for us.

‘What’s more, I think you will see that very quickly.’