Portsmouth send SOS to Fratton Park favourite and Notts County skipper Michael Doyle

Pompey have sent out an SOS to former skipper Michael Doyle.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 10:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:02 pm

The News understands the 39-year-old has been sounded out over potentially assisting the Blues during this interim period.

The suggestion involved working in a touchline capacity, utilising the ability to motivate players and maintain high standards which he emphatically demonstrated as a Pompey favourite.

Doyle remains highly regarded at Fratton Park while himself has made no secret of his deep affection for the club he led out of League Two in 2017.

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The combative midfielder is also keen on entering coaching and management when he finally hangs up his boots.

However, Doyle is still under a contract at Notts County until the end of the season – and desperately keen to help them regain their Football League status.

He last night scored for the Magpies in their 2-2 draw at Boreham Wood, which keeps them seventh in the National League.

It is understood the call went out to the former Coventry City player earlier this week.

Pompey have approached Michael Doyle over assisting them on the touchline during the interim period before a manager is appointed. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South.

Yet the sticking point remains his current commitments to the Meadow Lane club, which he intends to honour.

In the meantime, Pompey are closing in on appointing Danny Cowley as Kenny Jackett’s replacement.

Daniel Stendel is also high on their shortlist for a deal until the end of the season.

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