Michael Eisner will give Danny Cowley Portsmouth financial backing he needs, says Championship owner

Michael Eisner will give Danny Cowley the financial backing he needs to complete his Pompey overhaul.

Sunday, 18th July 2021, 4:55 am

That is the verdict of Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony, who believes the Blues will be one of the favourites for promotion once a few more signings are through the door.

Cowley's currently in the middle of his recruitment drive during his first summer in charge at Fratton Park.

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However, Cowley has already added six fresh faces to his squad in Liam Vincent, Clark Robertson, Shaun Williams, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Gavin Bazunu and Kieron Freeman.

MacAnthony oversaw Peterborough's League One automatic promotion last season and knows what a club requires to reach the Championship.

He rates Cowley as a manager, having previously guided Lincoln from non-league to the third tier.

And although funds have been cut due to the financial impact the coronavirus crisis has had on Pompey the Irishman believes Blues chairman Eisner is right behind Cowley.

Pompey chairman Michael Eisner. Picture: Joe Pepler

Answering questions from Pompey fans on Twitter, MacAnthony wrote: ‘Excellent manager.. more recruitment puts them in the favourite group for promotion.

‘No lack of funds there IMO. Well run club and I'd imagine owner will give Danny C the backing.’