Whittingham: I'm here for Pompey

Guy Whittingham has told Portsmouth he is happy to stay in charge as long as the League One club needs him.

Last Updated: 08/11/12 at 16:54

Whittingham: Privileged to be at Pompey

Whittingham: Privileged to be at Pompey

Pompey are without a manager following Michael Appleton's switch to Blackpool on Wednesday, and with the south-coast outfit still in administration a permanent appointment could be a long time coming.

Administrator Trevor Birch has, therefore, turned to former Portsmouth hero Whittingham to take the reins, starting at Bury on Saturday.

"I've said before that when you get the chance to be in charge of this club for however long that may be, it's a privilege," Whittingham told The News.

"But it's too early to discuss whether I would want to do the job for the longer term.

"It's not about me. The most important thing at the moment is that this football club keeps going and it comes out of administration.

"I'm prepared to do it for as long as I'm needed. Trevor asked me to take charge on Saturday, which I'm delighted to do. Then we can sit down and discuss things in more detail after the Bury game."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

ypical Bodgers, in desperate need of a defensive midfielder and go for a floaty number 10 type midfielder. BODGERS OUT.

uncle monty
The Home Gossip

B

enteke is an absolute steal for £32.5m, he would get into any team in the world (except Barcelona) at the moment. I've seen many very good strikers in my 30+ years as a Villa fan. This guy is the best without question.

sparkigol
Benteke's £32.5m release clause

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

Footer 365

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Dominant Gunners seal record FA Cup victory

Holders Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 12th time after beating Aston Villa 4-0 in a one-sided final at Wembley.

Prince William demands FIFA reform after week of scandal

Prince William has called for FIFA to reform, claiming it must show that it "can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first".

Inverness 2-1 Falkirk: James Vincent the matchwinner Caley leave it late to clinch Scottish Cup

Inverness Caley won the Scottish Cup for the first time with a dramatic 2-1 victory over spirited Falkirk at Hampden.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company