Shots Boss Linked With Pompey Job

22 May 2010 12:03
Aldershot Town boss Kevin Dillon is being linked with the vacant manager position at struggling Portsmouth. Shots manager Kevin Dillon has been linked to the available managers job at Portsmouth by The Times. In the papers article, it says: "Andrew Andronikou, the administrator, is preparing a shortlist of possible successors to Grant for the consideration of David Lampitt, who will become Portsmouth’s chief executive on June 1. Yesterday Andronikou told The Times that the club could not wait until a new owner is found. “This is an important time of the year and you have to lay the foundations now,” he said. “I’ve got to start the ball rolling, although it will ultimately be the chief executive’s decision. “We are looking at candidates who fit the requirements of Portsmouth FC. Above all we have [financial] constraints. We can’t forget how we got here and start playing some wonderful game of Football Manager.” In other words, the new manager will have to work within a tight budget, which is likely to put off some of the bigger names, such as Glenn Hoddle and Alan Curbishley, who have been fancifully linked with the job. Eighteen players remain under contract, but bids will be considered for most of them and even though David James and Hermann Hreidarsson have been offered new deals, all salaries are expected to be capped at £10,000 a week. The potential for wheeling and dealing will be severely limited with the transfer embargo remaining in force until Portsmouth officially leave the Premier League at its annual general meeting next month. It is expected to continue when the club become a member of the Football League and until they emerge from administration. Managers used to dealing with lower budgets are likely to top the shortlist. Kevin Dillon, the former Portsmouth midfield player, who took Aldershot Town to the Coca-Cola League Two play-offs after working under Steve Coppell at Reading, has the right blend of ambition and experience." To read the full article, click on the link below: