Fratton Park could have the pleasure of chief executive’s return!
Peter Storrie has told BBC Sport ahead of the FA Cup final that he may yet be at relegated Portsmouth next season.
He stepped down as chief executive in February when Pompey, who face Chelsea at Wembley, became the first Premier League club to enter administration.
Storrie is currently a consultant at the debt-ladened club, and he said: “I love the game, and you never know what the new owners will want to do.
“I enjoy the football side of things – it may be here or at another club.”
The 57-year-old is advising Pompey’s administrator Andrew Andronikou on transfer policy at Fratton Park.
He confirmed he will travel to Wembley with the Portsmouth squad on Saturday, and wear the club’s official FA Cup final suit.
“The FA Cup final [on Saturday] could be my last game, but I’ll definitely be involved until June. It depends on Andrew, but I’ll take my time and look around.
“All I’ve ever tried to do is give my all for the club.”
Storrie’s comments will come as a surprise to many fans as he was present throughout the period that has seen four owners in the space of one season.
He has become a target for abuse from some Pompey supporters in recent months, but he defended his role in the club’s traumatic campaign.
“I’ll always be known as the chief executive of the first PL club to go into administration and that’s very unfair, but that’s the football world.” (BBC Sport)
Given that during Portsmouth’s turbulent time Storrie gave himself a 30% pay rise to an astounding £1.2m a year and that he has been charged with tax evasion and linked with a number of allegations of corruption one wonders why he would be welcomed back at the club that he has helped to the brink of collapse.
Whilst its true that Storrie is not solely responsible for what has gone on at the south coast side he is however one of the biggest reasons why Pompey are in the position they are in. I am sure that most Portsmouth fans don’t want to see the 57 year old back at the club and the fact that he is trying to engineer his way back to the club is frankly shocking.
Storrie states “”I love the game, and you never know what the new owners will want to do.” well unless the potential new owners want to have their club run further into the ground they will not be making any calls to the former chief exective.