Portsmouth's prospective new owner Sulaiman Al Fahim has hinted Paul Hart will remain as manager at Fratton Park.
Hart took over as caretaker manager last February following the sacking of Tony Adams and he guided Pompey to safety in the Premier League.
Hart was expected to make way for a high-profile replacement this summer with the likes of Slaven Bilic, Sven Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini all linked with the manager's job.
However, no one has been appointed and Al Fahim, who is expected to complete his takeover later this month, is set to keep faith with Hart.
Writing in a 48-page document entitled Portsmouth: The New Era, Al Fahim said: "Mr Hart understands this club better than anyone coming in from the outside and deserves the opportunity to take it forward."