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Nxt Lvl
29th May '09, 04:37 PM
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=650720&sec=england&cc=5901

Paul Hart's time in charge of Portsmouth appears to be drawing to a close after Sven-Goran Eriksson signalled his interested in taking over at Fratton Park.


This week Dubai-based billionaire property tycoon Sulaiman Al Fahim agreed a deal to buy the south coast club. It was a move which cast serious doubt over Hart's future, who many expected would be handed a long-term deal after steering the club clear of relegation after taking up his caretaker role in February.

Al Fahim's arrival is expected to lead to considerable change at Pompey with a high-profile manager likely to be installed in order help attract big-name players.

Eriksson's agent, Athole Still, has made it clear his man is ready to return to club football, and the Premier League in particular.

The former England and Manchester City boss was linked with Pompey in February after Tony Adams' departure, but at that time was under contract with Mexico.

However, Eriksson was sacked a month later after a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign, with a 3-1 loss to Honduras proving the last straw.

Now out of work, Still said of his client: ''He is looking forward to getting back into club management and wants to be back in the Premier League. [Portsmouth] is a club with money and a club that looks like it will have ambition, which is very important to any top manager.

''Of course it would be a club that interests him.''

Still added: ''Sven was interested before when Portsmouth were looking for a replacement for Tony Adams. All that I would say at the moment is he has an interest in coming back to the Premier League, and has an interest in being involved with any club that has genuine ambitions.

''He wants to be back in the game within weeks rather than months, and has offers on the table at home and abroad. At this moment in time, there has been no official approach from Portsmouth, though.''

Al Fahim is due to complete his takeover in a few weeks following a period of formal financial and legal due diligence.

Should keep Hart tbh. what has sven ever done other than blow the 06 world cup, and manage to make mexico worse.

Sergeant Mdot
29th May '09, 04:38 PM
Woulden't say no to Sven tbh.

Booga
29th May '09, 05:09 PM
Woulden't say no to Sven tbh.

did a good job 1st season at City still.

The Don
29th May '09, 05:20 PM
Sven's a good manager tbh, although I have no clue how he did with Mexico, he did well with City and England (despite the media witch hunt which backfired once they realised there was nobody better available...)

Nxt Lvl
29th May '09, 05:26 PM
Sven's a good manager tbh, although I have no clue how he did with Mexico, he did well with City and England (despite the media witch hunt which backfired once they realised there was nobody better available...)

guess so about England, but still, he wrecked mexico n pissed off hella mexicans around where i live.

Xtra P
29th May '09, 05:29 PM
Woulden't say no to Sven tbh.

Famous words once uttered by eureka johnson

Sergeant Mdot
29th May '09, 05:36 PM
Famous words once uttered by eureka johnson

lmao.