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Shocked Pompey in no rush
27 Oct 2008 - 08:18:00
Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie is in no rush to name Harry Redknapp's successor as the new manager at Fratton Park.
Tony Adams and Joe Jordan took charge for the 1-1 draw against Fulham and are in the frame to take on the role on a permanent basis, as are Sam Allardyce and Avram Grant.
However, Storrie said: "We'll take a deep breath and then have some conversations over the next few days. It's only right and proper that we think about this and then go forward.
"It's been such a shock and it all happened so quickly that it's not something we've thought about. I've obviously spoken to (owner) Sacha (Gaydamak) and it will be decided between him and me - with my recommendation.
"Nothing would have given me greater pleasure if Harry had rung me on Saturday night and said 'Look Peter, I've thought it over and I want to stay', like he did with Newcastle. But on this occasion the lure of Tottenham was too much.
"If we were to sell players we'd re-invest and bring other players in. We've got a very, very good squad here, a quality side and when January comes we'll approach it then.
"Sacha Gaydamak has owned this club for two-and-a-half years and has continued to put finance into the club to bring in players. It will be his decision in January whether he wants to continue that growth and expand."