Liverpool Boss Benitez Wanted by Portsmouth’s New Owners

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Sports - September 25, 2007

So James may be sticking around at Portsmouth but, according to reports whose basis in reality may be about as sound as an LSD-popping unicorn, Paul Hart won’t – because new owner Ali al-Faraj wants a manager with a higher profile and has his eyes said on none other than Rafael Benítez! Yes, the Spaniard who bought Jan Kromkamp, Josemi and Bolo Zenden, and replaced Xabi Alonso with and an Italian urban legend, is exactly the man you’d want in charge of an £80m transfer kitty. (Guardian)

This made me laugh when I first read it. Then it made me think long and hard. Then It made me laugh again. You can’t blame the Fratton Park side’s new owners for setting high standards but any approach is doomed to failure.

Paul Hart won’t last much longer even though he is probably the best man for the job, the Saudi owners are looking for a high profile manager to lead Pompey. Expect Sven Goran Ericsson to leave Notts County within a matter of days.


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