Former Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce will certainly be interested in the now vacant Portsmouth job.
Sam has been out of work since being sacked by Newcastle United last January, and certainly has the experience to take the Portsmouth job and do a good job there. The thing that probably counts against Big Sam, is the style of football his sides play, which is hardly attractive, and is one of the main reasons Mike Ashley sacked him at Newcastle United.
Another manager also likely to apply for the job is out of work former Leeds United and Aston Villa boss David O’Leary.
Portsmouth may also decide to give Assistant Manager Tony Adams a shot at the job, and no doubt recently sacked QPR manager Ian Dowie will also apply, but we don’t think he’ll have much of a chance after a poor record in his last few appointments.
The job is now vacant with the surprise move of Harry Redknapp to Spurs yesterday, and Harry’s already made a difference in London, with a good 2-0 win over Bolton today, which takes them to just a single point behind Newcastle in the league.
In Harry’s first game in charge Spurs have gained one more point than they had from their previous 8 league games – some statistic.
We also wouldn’t be surprised if current interim Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear applied for the job too, because it’s no secret he wants to get back into full time management. It’s a long shot for Joe but we wouldn’t be surprised if he at least puts his hat in the ring.
Portsmouth is just a great little club, in a beautiful part of England and also has excellent fans who fill the stadium regularly – a plum job for any manager.