Hart not concerned over future
Portsmouth boss Paul Hart says he has no fears for his job following new director of football Avram Grant's appointment. The Israeli visited the South Coast club's training ground on Thursday afternoon but is unable to start the job as he waits for a work permit, which he said could be granted next week. He is expected to take his place in the stands for Saturday's Premier League clash with Tottenham, along with new owner Ali Al-Faraj. Hart was not consulted on the former Chelsea boss's appointment by Al-Faraj, although chief executive Peter Storrie has rejected suggestions the former Nottingham Forest manager is being ushered towards the exit door. With his side battling to get off the bottom of the Premier League table, having taken just one win in eight games, Hart feels he has more important matters to contend with than his future. He said: "I have bigger things to get on with and whether I'm being lined up for the chop or whatever isn't one of them. I've moved on from that over the years and it really isn't a major issue anymore. I really enjoy working here and getting out on the training pitch - that has been my release over the past six months. "We still can't get on to talking about the football yet - I know it's getting closer. It would be nice, once the club is safe and moving forward in a nice, secure way, to deal with what this football club is all about. And that's playing football."
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