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It’s Monday morning – and Pompey are on the search for a new boss for the first time in almost four years.
The Blues took the decision to part company with Kenny Jackett yesterday.
With Pompey falling out of the League One play-offs and losing Saturday’s Papa John’s Trophy final to Salford, Jackett was relieved of his duties.
Now chief executive Mark Catlin is on the lookout to find the 59-year-old’s successor.
Whoever lands the job will be tasked with delivering promotion to the Championship with 13 league games remaining.
Former Barnsley and Hearts chief Daniel Stendel is the early frontrunner and the current favourite with the bookmakers.
However, ex-Millwall and Cardiff City chief Neil Harris is also in the reckoning.
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Pompey manager hunt LIVE
Last updated: Monday, 15 March, 2021, 17:13
- Blues on lookout for new boss after sacking Jackett
- Daniel Stendel the early front-runner
- Neil Harris also in the frame
- Gallen to take charge against Peterborough
An update on Daniel Stendel’s negotiations with Pompey
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What’s next for Kenny Jackett
Assistant-boss Joe Gallen afforded us some of his time as he prepared to take charge at Peterborough tomorrow.
Naturally, Kenny Jackett’s departure dominated the conversation and he’s spokent to his long-time friend.
Ian Dark’e wisdom always proving informative
Lee Bowyer to depart Charlton
Lee Bowyer has a manger coveted by some Pompey fans.
The South London Press are reporting that Bowyer is set to leave Charlton today.
However, it’s said that Championship strugglers Birmingham is his likely destination rather than Fratton Park.
Still, it means the Addicks will also be trying to recruit a new manager and will likely be looking at candidates the same ilk of Pompey.
Gallen set to speak to the press
Joe Gallen is due to speak to The News this afternoon ahead of the game against Peterborough. We’ll have all the reaction from Pompey’s assistant boss on the departure of Kenny Jackett and more.
Stendel’s former assistant is keen to join Pompey’s backroom staff
A very interesting tweet indeed he sent out!
Our colleagues in Yorkshire think Daniel Stendel would be a good fit for Pompey
Why Kenny Jackett had to leave
Chief executive Mark Catlin has spoken to The News explaining why Jackett has departed as manager
Gallen to take charge at Peterborough
It’s easy to forget amid Pompey’s new search for a new manager that they have a game at high-flying Peterborough tomorrow.
The Blues have confirmed that assistant-manager Joe Gallen will take charge.
Coach Nigel Gibbs, brought in by Kenny Jackett during his absence when he had a mole removed from his forearm, has also left the club.
A Pompey statement said: ‘Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that assistant manager Joe Gallen will be in charge for Tuesday’s League One match at Peterborough.
‘The club are currently in the process of appointing a new first team manager following the departure of Kenny Jackett.
‘Pompey can also confirm that Nigel Gibbs has left his role on the coaching team. We would like to thank him for his assistance over the past few weeks and wish him well for the future.’
Stendel remains favourite with the bookies
Daniel Stendel was as big as 18/1 when first introduced into the market by Sky Bet to become next Pompey manager.
He shortened into 1/3 last night after The News revealed he was someone the Blues were looking at.
And the German remains a short-priced favourite. He’s slightly drifted at 2/5 but still remains solid.
Kenny Jackett’s sacking was discussed after yesterday’s Papa John’s Trophy final
Pompey director Andy Redman has reacted to Kenny Jackett’s sacking
Neil Harris also on the shortlist
It’s not a big surprise that the out-of-work Neil Harris is also a name Pompey are considering.
Harris has a League One promotion under his belt at Millwall, while he guided Cardiff to the Championship play-offs last season.
Harris was sacked by the Bluebirds in January.
More on the story from Jordan Cross below.
Stendel the early frontrunner
Daniel Stendel is one name on Pompey’s shortlist - and it’s been met by open arm.
The former Barnsley boss has been sounded out by the Blues, although there’s been some wrangling over the length of his deal.
Still, the Fratton faithful like the idea of Stendel becoming new manager as many have added German flag emojis next toe their Twitter names.