While the Pompey board have made all the right noises about backing Tony Adams, it’s almost inconceivable that they haven’t considered alternatives to the rookie manager. After all, the team are without a win since November and the former Wycombe gaffer seems clueless how to stop the current run of defeats which is threatening their Premier League status.
While Adams will take charge of the team for the match against Liverpool on Saturday, this could be his last game, irrespective of the result. The Guardian report that Portsmouth have allegedly made contact with Alan Curbishley this week, and are waiting to hear back from the former Charlton and West Ham manager as he considers whether to put himself through the rigmarole of another relegation scrap.
Alan Curbishley has become the frontrunner to replace Tony Adams as manager of Portsmouth after he was reportedly approached by the club’s executive chairman, Peter Storrie, for the post this week.
The former West Ham United and Charlton Athletic manager is said to have met Storrie in the wake of Portsmouth’s 3–1 defeat to Fulham at the weekend and be thinking over whether he wants to take the job. He has been out of work since leaving West Ham in September 2008.
Portsmouth fans, do you think that this would be the right appointment for the club at this moment in time? Curbs did a solid job in charge of Charlton and he wasn’t doing an awful lot wrong when he got the axe at West Ham early this season. Should Adams be given a few more games to prove his worth, or are the club right to act so decisively?