Saturday, 11 June 2011

Passionate Paul

Paul Hart as been speaking about his youth coaching role at Sparrows Lane and he was nearly word perfect in terms of the importance of his role and his need to work closely with the manager. He was keen to point out that he has worked successfully as a number two previously with Harry Redknapp, Dave Bassett and Howard Wilkinson and that is a matter of record, as is his track record of developing successful youth sides. 

However, I think Paul is being a little disingenuous when he spoke about having got into management in 2007 at Portsmouth "as a quirk of fate." Paul is obviously playing down his managerial record as he managed four clubs prior to taking on the back room role at Pompey.

My money is firmly on Paul Hart becoming our manager during the coming season I'm not saying that will be a good or a bad thing necessarily but it looks inevitable unless Chris Powell gets us off to a flyer.


Anonymous said...

If Chris Powell carries on as he left off, then I don't think he or anybody else will really be able to complain

Dave said...

Anon - agreed, and Paul Hart would look like a ready-made-replacement which is why his appointment looks risky to me in terms of potentially under-mining Chris Powell. Obviously we hope Powell was consulted or even suggested Hart and that the situation is genuine and that they are all pulling together but I think the probability is otherwise or will change quite quickly if results go against us.

ChicagoAddick said...

I said straight away that Hart is good caretaker manager material.

I think in that same interview Hart said that he didn't know Powell very well, which might point to the current relationship between the two.

ChicagoAddick said...

I said straight away that Hart would make good caretaker material.

In the same interview Hart said he didn't know Powell very well which tells you about their current relationship.