Redknapp backs Pompey duo
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has backed either Tony Adams or Joe Jordan to be his successor at Portsmouth.
Redknapp left Fratton Park at the weekend to take up the managerial
reins at Spurs and guided his new club to their first victory of the
season – against Bolton Wanderers – on Sunday.
Assistant manager Adams and first-team coach Jordan are both in the
frame to move in to the Pompey hot-seat although chief executive Peter
Storrie has said he will not be rushed into making a permanent
Former Newcastle United and Bolton boss Sam Allardyce and ex-Chelsea
manager Avram Grant are also believed to be in running to succeed
Redknapp, who said: "I spoke to Peter (Storrie) about it and said
'you've got Joe and Tony, and they're both terrific guys'.
"Joe's very experienced, Tony is up-and-coming in the managerial game
and works very hard. I don't think either of them would do any harm,
Meanwhile, Storrie has rejected reports suggesting the club's financial
position is dire, saying: "In the summer we sold Sulley Muntari for a
club-record fee and sold Pedro Mendes.
"However, we used most of that money in bringing in Peter Crouch and Younes Kaboul and a couple of loan players.
"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 w
his decision in January whether he wants to continue that growth and
BUT WHO DO FANS WANT AT THE CLUB – LEAVE US YOUR COMMENTS