Lassana Diarra, Jermain Defoe and David James have all been linked with a move away from Fratton Park in January, with various sources keen to speculate that they will follow Harry Redknapp to White Hart Lane. While it remains unclear as to the intentions of these players, here’s someone who will be weraing Tottenham colours very shortly.
The Daily Mail reports that Tony Adams’ managerial career at Portsmouth continues to tread a rocky path, with news that Joe Jordan is going to leave the South Coast club and hook up with his previous partner in crime at Spurs. It had been thought that the assistant manager would be sticking around to give the ex-Arsenal defender plenty of guidance, although the tune has changed.
Portsmouth first-team coach Joe Jordan has struck another blow to Tony Adams’ reign at Fratton Park by announcing he is to follow former manager Harry Redknapp to Tottenham.
Jordan’s departure increases the pressure on Adams to unveil his own coaching team quickly, particularly after the Pompey boss said on Monday that Jordan would not be leaving the club.
Adams said then: ‘Joe is part of the team, 100 per cent, and I want him here forever. He’s a good ally and he will do the same job as he’s always done. I don’t think there was ever a question of him going.
‘He’s going to have a conversation with his family and we’ll see where we go this week. But he’s definitely going to be involved somewhere at the club.’
Jordan was seen as one of Redknapp’s close confidants, having been assistant to Redknapp during both of his stints at Fratton Park.
With Martin Keown shunning Adams in favour of retaining his BBC media position, it seems as though the Portsmouth manager is struggling to recruit the type of allies that will help him move the club forward. Are the supporters concerned that this could be a season of struggle for the Hampshire club?