LiveDanny Cowley named as new Pompey head coach - live updates

Pompey’s search for a new manager is expected to come to a conclusion today.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 6:06 pm

The Blues are on the brink of naming Danny Cowley as their new boss – less than a week after parting company with Kenny Jackett.

The 42-year-old will come on board for the remainder of the season and be accompanied by brother Nicky, who has been by his side throughout his managerial career.

Cowley is expected to take training today for the first time, with tomorrow’s key game against rivals Ipswich of utmost importance.

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Danny Cowley is set to be named the new Pompey manager

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Danny Cowley to Pompey

Last updated: Friday, 19 March, 2021, 19:27

  • Danny Cowley named as new Pompey head coach
  • 42-year-old to be handed task of getting Blues into the play-offs
  • Current role will initially be until the end of the season
  • Brother Nicky joins him at Fratton Park as assistant

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Nicky Cowley’s thoughts...

‘We’re looking forward to the challenge and this really is a great opportunity for us. ‘The experience we’ve had in the game can hopefully stand us in good stead to have a strong finish to the season’

Michael Eisner welcomes the Cowleys to Pompey

Chief executive Mark Catlin on Danny Cowley...

‘Having spent time with Danny and Nicky over the past few days – and speaking to those who know them well – I am delighted that we can finally announce their arrival at Fratton Park. ‘We are all totally focused on giving Portsmouth Football Club the best chance of promotion in what is now, effectively, a 12-game mini-season. ‘I would like to thank them both for the enthusiastic and professional way they have approached working with us for this period and there is an absolute collective desire to achieve success.’

What the new head coach has had to say...

 ‘This is a club with unbelievable tradition, so the board didn’t need to sell it to us. We’re proud and privileged to be here. ‘Hopefully they saw two hard-working people who love the game and we’re delighted to be at Pompey. ‘We always have the ambition of leaving a club in a better position than we found it. We’ll be working every day in order to achieve that here’.

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