Former Barnsley, Rangers and Hibernian coach set to be appointed Portsmouth Academy manager

Greg Miller is set to be appointed Pompey's new academy manager.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 6:50 pm

The News understands the former Barnsley coach's arrival will be announced imminently.

Miller is set to take charge of the Blues youth ranks, with head of education and player care, Jon Slater, holding the reins since the summer.

Slater moved into the role on an interim basis after Mark Kelly switched to become Pompey's player development manager.

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Following the interview process, Miller has been the successful candidate and set to take up the role in the coming days.

Miller has been out of work since August 2020 after leaving Barnsley. He served as head of academy coaching and under-23s assistant coach at Oakwell.

Before that, the 45-year-old has worked for the Scottish FA, as well as Rangers and Hibernian.

During his playing days, Miller represented Hibs, Motherwell and Livingston.

Ahead of Miller's impending announcement, Pompey released a large number of youngsters on Thursday, including Harry Kavanagh, Taylor Seymour, Charlie Bell, Harvey Rew, Eoin Teggart and Gerard Storey.

In addition, negotiations are underway to keep Alfie Stanley – but Pompey want to loan him out for next season to aid his development.

Former Pompey under-18s coach Mikey Harris had a screening interview for the academy manager’s job before taking up a role at Southampton.

Ex-Blues winger Kevin Harper also expressed interest in the role.