Rocha rejects Pompey deal

Portsmouth have been unable to agree terms on a new deal for central defender Ricardo Rocha.

Last Updated: 30/07/13 at 22:34

Ricardo Rocha: Unable to agree terms

Ricardo Rocha: Unable to agree terms

The 34-year-old joined the Fratton Park club in 2010 and spent last season playing on a month-by-month deal.

Pompey boss Guy Whittingham was keen to give the Portuguese centre-back a new contract, but Rocha has not agreed terms.

"It would have been fantastic to have added Ricardo to our squad for the new season," Whittingham told the club's official website.

"Myself, the chairman and chief executive have held a series of talks with him over recent months.

"Unfortunately we were unable to finalise a deal, but we wish him all the best for the future.

"Ricardo has served Pompey well over the past few years and it was clear from meeting with him that he still holds a lot of affection for this club."

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed they are temporarily reducing the capacity of Fratton Park to 18,200 due to safety concerns.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Tim Sherwood expects Christian Benteke to remain Aston Villa player

Tim Sherwood is convinced Christian Benteke wants to stay at Aston Villa, although he has not broached the subject with him.

Steve Bruce at a loss to explain Hull City's dreadful season

Hull City boss Steve Bruce had no idea his side would be in a relegation fight after building what he saw as a strong squad last summer.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

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