Portsmouth set to choose Richie Barker as new manager

Oxford Mail: Portsmouth set to choose Richie Barker as new manager Portsmouth set to choose Richie Barker as new manager

Portsmouth are expected to announce Richie Barker as their new manager.

The ex-Crawley boss is understood to be the south coast club's preferred choice to take over as boss according to sources.

It means that Chris Wilder will remain as Oxford United manager after he was interviewed for the position this week.

Pompey's seven-man board voted late last night on their No 1 candidate and it is believed Barker will be unveiled shortly, with Steve Coppell joining in a director of football role.

 

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12:18pm Fri 6 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.
Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate. BigAlBiker

12:42pm Fri 6 Dec 13

osler road says...

Yes it's nice to be wanted-but director of football as well -good luck with that
Yes it's nice to be wanted-but director of football as well -good luck with that osler road

1:46pm Fri 6 Dec 13

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

they need a DOF as Barker is not experienced.. I mean
they need a DOF as Barker is not experienced.. I mean yabbadabbadoo256

2:25pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Abingdonox says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.
Looking on the bright side it means Chris Wilder will be staying put and continuing the fine job he is doing this season !
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.[/p][/quote]Looking on the bright side it means Chris Wilder will be staying put and continuing the fine job he is doing this season ! Abingdonox

2:42pm Fri 6 Dec 13

CHINNOR YELLOWS says...

Great news, now MR Wilder put League 2 Champions on your CV. COYY
Great news, now MR Wilder put League 2 Champions on your CV. COYY CHINNOR YELLOWS

4:25pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Brenda Jackson says...

We will only know if this is good or bad news come the end of the season, at least now CW has shown his hand by looking elsewhere.
Does the Chairman back him with funds to strengthen a depleted squad in the next transfer window, or does his public vote of confidence not stretch that far?? We will see.
Meanwhile, onwards an upwards to Wrexham, if somehow despite the horrendous injuries we can get through there's the possibility of a lucrative 3rd round tie, fingers crossed.
We will only know if this is good or bad news come the end of the season, at least now CW has shown his hand by looking elsewhere. Does the Chairman back him with funds to strengthen a depleted squad in the next transfer window, or does his public vote of confidence not stretch that far?? We will see. Meanwhile, onwards an upwards to Wrexham, if somehow despite the horrendous injuries we can get through there's the possibility of a lucrative 3rd round tie, fingers crossed. Brenda Jackson

4:41pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Headington Jim says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.
Looks like he is staying with us just like you. Oh I almost forgot, you don't go to the games.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.[/p][/quote]Looks like he is staying with us just like you. Oh I almost forgot, you don't go to the games. Headington Jim

4:54pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Headington Jim says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
We will only know if this is good or bad news come the end of the season, at least now CW has shown his hand by looking elsewhere.
Does the Chairman back him with funds to strengthen a depleted squad in the next transfer window, or does his public vote of confidence not stretch that far?? We will see.
Meanwhile, onwards an upwards to Wrexham, if somehow despite the horrendous injuries we can get through there's the possibility of a lucrative 3rd round tie, fingers crossed.
CW did not "show his hand". The Club was asked if they could interview him. He went just like anyone would and now he has some idea of his value on the market. After all, if he stays, he has his own contract talks with the Club coming up.
CW was told at the start of the season when he signed Mullins that there would be no money for loans players and he would have to rely on his youth players. Falling attendances cannot have helped that situation. IL has shown his commitment in carrying the Club's debt. We have to do our part by going to games and supporting the team.
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: We will only know if this is good or bad news come the end of the season, at least now CW has shown his hand by looking elsewhere. Does the Chairman back him with funds to strengthen a depleted squad in the next transfer window, or does his public vote of confidence not stretch that far?? We will see. Meanwhile, onwards an upwards to Wrexham, if somehow despite the horrendous injuries we can get through there's the possibility of a lucrative 3rd round tie, fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]CW did not "show his hand". The Club was asked if they could interview him. He went just like anyone would and now he has some idea of his value on the market. After all, if he stays, he has his own contract talks with the Club coming up. CW was told at the start of the season when he signed Mullins that there would be no money for loans players and he would have to rely on his youth players. Falling attendances cannot have helped that situation. IL has shown his commitment in carrying the Club's debt. We have to do our part by going to games and supporting the team. Headington Jim

5:22pm Fri 6 Dec 13

adlibber says...

It must be a strange one for Wilder he speaks to Pompey, as is his right, presumably because he thinks they are a bigger club with greater potential but it looks like he didn't get offered the job. Now he's staying probably until the end of the season where only automatic promotion will raise his profile and potentially extend his contract. More pressure than he probably needs but he can't make excuses for poor losses any more because the team has managed to win a couple of games without key players in it.

The real tough call is that fans who are not keen on Wilder are not attending games and knowing he is looking elsewhere won't bring those fans back - unless of course league 1 beckons. Rock and a hard place.
It must be a strange one for Wilder he speaks to Pompey, as is his right, presumably because he thinks they are a bigger club with greater potential but it looks like he didn't get offered the job. Now he's staying probably until the end of the season where only automatic promotion will raise his profile and potentially extend his contract. More pressure than he probably needs but he can't make excuses for poor losses any more because the team has managed to win a couple of games without key players in it. The real tough call is that fans who are not keen on Wilder are not attending games and knowing he is looking elsewhere won't bring those fans back - unless of course league 1 beckons. Rock and a hard place. adlibber

8:28pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Doctor69 says...

Shame. Hoped this would finally be the end of Wilders reign.
Shame. Hoped this would finally be the end of Wilders reign. Doctor69

8:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Bis4badger says...

This could be seen as Pompey, going through the motions to appoint the cheapest, available replacement for Whittingham, I'm guessing if they can't pay a fee for a player then they can't pay compensation to release an employed manager, If this is the case I'm suprised they are allowed to talk to anyone that would cost them, considering the amount of money they owe.
This could be seen as Pompey, going through the motions to appoint the cheapest, available replacement for Whittingham, I'm guessing if they can't pay a fee for a player then they can't pay compensation to release an employed manager, If this is the case I'm suprised they are allowed to talk to anyone that would cost them, considering the amount of money they owe. Bis4badger

10:30pm Fri 6 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Headington Jim wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.
Looks like he is staying with us just like you. Oh I almost forgot, you don't go to the games.
On the contrary I am and have been for many years a season ticket holder and even with Donkey in charge will still continue to go and watch..

Always a yellow supporter..
[quote][p][bold]Headington Jim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.[/p][/quote]Looks like he is staying with us just like you. Oh I almost forgot, you don't go to the games.[/p][/quote]On the contrary I am and have been for many years a season ticket holder and even with Donkey in charge will still continue to go and watch.. Always a yellow supporter.. BigAlBiker

7:05am Sat 7 Dec 13

remberingthe80s says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.
and you are a oufc supportter hell, i thnik you should go to swindon
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.[/p][/quote]and you are a oufc supportter hell, i thnik you should go to swindon remberingthe80s

9:17am Sat 7 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

remberingthe80s wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.
and you are a oufc supportter hell, i thnik you should go to swindon
Check your spellin junior.
[quote][p][bold]remberingthe80s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Shame, i thought Wilder was the best candidate.[/p][/quote]and you are a oufc supportter hell, i thnik you should go to swindon[/p][/quote]Check your spellin junior. BigAlBiker

2:56pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Brenda Jackson says...

Headington Jim wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
We will only know if this is good or bad news come the end of the season, at least now CW has shown his hand by looking elsewhere.
Does the Chairman back him with funds to strengthen a depleted squad in the next transfer window, or does his public vote of confidence not stretch that far?? We will see.
Meanwhile, onwards an upwards to Wrexham, if somehow despite the horrendous injuries we can get through there's the possibility of a lucrative 3rd round tie, fingers crossed.
CW did not "show his hand". The Club was asked if they could interview him. He went just like anyone would and now he has some idea of his value on the market. After all, if he stays, he has his own contract talks with the Club coming up.
CW was told at the start of the season when he signed Mullins that there would be no money for loans players and he would have to rely on his youth players. Falling attendances cannot have helped that situation. IL has shown his commitment in carrying the Club's debt. We have to do our part by going to games and supporting the team.
''CW did not "show his hand". Your opinion, I saw it differently, by agreeing to be interviewed he thus revealed he's looking elsewhere. He might have very good reasons for doing so, and I suspect he has, i'm also sure it has been noted by the Board.
The feeling I get is of a rift between manager and Chairman/Board, although we're at present sitting at the summit, a hideous injury toll threatens to bring us down- along with the alarming fall in home attendances. CW will have almost certainly been badgering the Chairman for more funds to strengthen his depleted squad- - So im guessing this has been refuted. So now CW has to cope with a huge loss in first team players fit and available, an possible loss of self esteem after losing out on the pompey job.
[quote][p][bold]Headington Jim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: We will only know if this is good or bad news come the end of the season, at least now CW has shown his hand by looking elsewhere. Does the Chairman back him with funds to strengthen a depleted squad in the next transfer window, or does his public vote of confidence not stretch that far?? We will see. Meanwhile, onwards an upwards to Wrexham, if somehow despite the horrendous injuries we can get through there's the possibility of a lucrative 3rd round tie, fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]CW did not "show his hand". The Club was asked if they could interview him. He went just like anyone would and now he has some idea of his value on the market. After all, if he stays, he has his own contract talks with the Club coming up. CW was told at the start of the season when he signed Mullins that there would be no money for loans players and he would have to rely on his youth players. Falling attendances cannot have helped that situation. IL has shown his commitment in carrying the Club's debt. We have to do our part by going to games and supporting the team.[/p][/quote]''CW did not "show his hand". Your opinion, I saw it differently, by agreeing to be interviewed he thus revealed he's looking elsewhere. He might have very good reasons for doing so, and I suspect he has, i'm also sure it has been noted by the Board. The feeling I get is of a rift between manager and Chairman/Board, although we're at present sitting at the summit, a hideous injury toll threatens to bring us down- along with the alarming fall in home attendances. CW will have almost certainly been badgering the Chairman for more funds to strengthen his depleted squad- - So im guessing this has been refuted. So now CW has to cope with a huge loss in first team players fit and available, an possible loss of self esteem after losing out on the pompey job. Brenda Jackson

9:24pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Coyyellows says...

Big al biker , you call yourself a supporter , id call yourself a bell end !
Honestly, get a grip , you seem a sad s##t house who hides behind a computer slating the manager . Grow up , we're top of the league, enjoy it while we're there
Big al biker , you call yourself a supporter , id call yourself a bell end ! Honestly, get a grip , you seem a sad s##t house who hides behind a computer slating the manager . Grow up , we're top of the league, enjoy it while we're there Coyyellows

9:25am Sun 8 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Coyyellows wrote:
Big al biker , you call yourself a supporter , id call yourself a bell end !
Honestly, get a grip , you seem a sad s##t house who hides behind a computer slating the manager . Grow up , we're top of the league, enjoy it while we're there
Thanks young man for your nice comments, grow up, well I guess I need to because at 57 I still have a lot to do, we are you so rightly say are top of the league and yes I am enjoying it, but unfortunately with the small squad we have, the injury list we have and the worst of the winter pitches to come we won't be at the top when it counts, Mark my words young man this team may be top but we're not good enough to go anywhere right now.

Who was it selected the squad? Donkey Wilder did, who selects the tactics? donkey Wilder again, this a false dream right now, it won't last. Hopefully amazing things might happen and we storm the league, but I won't put. Penny piece on it with the bookies.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Big al biker , you call yourself a supporter , id call yourself a bell end ! Honestly, get a grip , you seem a sad s##t house who hides behind a computer slating the manager . Grow up , we're top of the league, enjoy it while we're there[/p][/quote]Thanks young man for your nice comments, grow up, well I guess I need to because at 57 I still have a lot to do, we are you so rightly say are top of the league and yes I am enjoying it, but unfortunately with the small squad we have, the injury list we have and the worst of the winter pitches to come we won't be at the top when it counts, Mark my words young man this team may be top but we're not good enough to go anywhere right now. Who was it selected the squad? Donkey Wilder did, who selects the tactics? donkey Wilder again, this a false dream right now, it won't last. Hopefully amazing things might happen and we storm the league, but I won't put. Penny piece on it with the bookies. BigAlBiker

2:33pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Coyyellows says...

Well at the young age of 43 myself I find it sad that you at the age you are has to hide behind a keyboard and call the manager names and be negative like you are and the minority of some of our other fans , like you so say , with the squad small , all the injuries , if your a FAN don't you think then this is the time to get behind the team AND the manager . You sound like your showing your age in your posts , a bit older , fickle and very bitter .,
Well at the young age of 43 myself I find it sad that you at the age you are has to hide behind a keyboard and call the manager names and be negative like you are and the minority of some of our other fans , like you so say , with the squad small , all the injuries , if your a FAN don't you think then this is the time to get behind the team AND the manager . You sound like your showing your age in your posts , a bit older , fickle and very bitter ., Coyyellows

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