Ex-Portsmouth, Wolves and Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara throws hat in ring after Kenny Jackett's sacking

Jamie O’Hara has thrown his hat into the ring to be part of the next Pompey manager’s backroom staff.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 2:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 2:24 pm

The Blues have sacked Kenny Jackett after a dire run of form which culmintated in the Papa John’s Trophy final loss to Salford City on Saturday.

Pompey have lost six of their past eight games and dropped out of the League One play-off places.

With fears a top-six finish would not be achieved, the Fratton Park board moved to part company with Jackett after almost four years in charge.

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The search is now on for Pompey to find Jackett’s successor who can ensure a play-off finish is yielded.

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O’Hara offered his services to Pompey during Jackett’s absence earlier in the season when he underwent an operation to have a mole removed from his forearm.

And the ex-midfielder, who established cult hero status during his one season at Fratton Park on loan from Tottenham in 2009-10, has expressed his desire to return to the south coast.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Jamie O'Hara of Portsmouth jumps for joy after scoring during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON fifth round match between Southampton and Portsmouth at St Mary's Stadium on February 13, 2010 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

O’Hara wrote on Twitter: ‘Portsmouth job is one hell of an opportunity, an amazing club with great fans would love to be part of it going forward in some capacity #Pompey

@Pompey.’

O’Hara served as manager of non-league Billericay Town before he departed in December.