Pompey appoint Barker and Coppell

Daily Echo: Richie Barker Richie Barker

Pompey have named Richie Barker as their new manager and Steve Coppell as director of football.

Barker, 38, has agreed a rolling contract to take over at Fratton Park less than two weeks after he was sacked by League One Crawley.

He replaces Guy Whittingham, who was axed by Pompey two days earlier following a winless run of seven matches, which left them 18th in League Two.

Barker said: ''This is a fantastic opportunity for me. I'm very excited to be at this club with its great history.

''Everyone knows how passionate the people of Portsmouth are about their football club.''

Former Crystal Palace and Brighton boss Coppell, 58, worked in a similar role with Barker at Crawley.

He said: ''It's a new challenge for me and I'm very excited. Richie asked if I'd like to be involved and I jumped at the opportunity.''

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12:00pm Mon 9 Dec 13

mbetts says...

Cue banter..............
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Cue banter.............. ......... mbetts

12:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Blackwaterblue says...

Good selection - danger of paly off's now!
Good selection - danger of paly off's now! Blackwaterblue

12:26pm Mon 9 Dec 13

SouthamptonLegend says...

You've got Barker, we've got Pochettino Pochettino Pochettino
You've got Barker, we've got Pochettino Pochettino Pochettino SouthamptonLegend

12:37pm Mon 9 Dec 13

saint61 says...

good luck to them but at the end of the day..........are we really bothered?
good luck to them but at the end of the day..........are we really bothered? saint61

12:38pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Golden_Salamander says...

So the Cheats appoint "Ronnie" Barker as manager, it just shows what a joke club they have become.

Anyone seen one of their players with 70k in his pocket, it must be the only way they can pay them these days without deducting Taxes and NI.

Well it's goodnight from me and goodnight for that Cheating club (I hope).
So the Cheats appoint "Ronnie" Barker as manager, it just shows what a joke club they have become. Anyone seen one of their players with 70k in his pocket, it must be the only way they can pay them these days without deducting Taxes and NI. Well it's goodnight from me and goodnight for that Cheating club (I hope). Golden_Salamander

12:51pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Ozmosis says...

Richie who? Hope the FA Cup was worth it....
Richie who? Hope the FA Cup was worth it.... Ozmosis

12:52pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Ozmosis says...

Blackwaterblue wrote:
Good selection - danger of paly off's now!
Paly off (sic) is more likely than Play Offs!
[quote][p][bold]Blackwaterblue[/bold] wrote: Good selection - danger of paly off's now![/p][/quote]Paly off (sic) is more likely than Play Offs! Ozmosis

12:52pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

Never heard of either, I will still watch what happens and make comment when the more deluded of the Skates make silly statements.

(best one so far that I have seen in relation to the appointment of Berker was a comment where the poster seemed convinced that it would result in Kipper Shed Utd getting straight back into the Premier League and 'stuffing' Saints)

Other than that, they are of no interest until they either meet us in a competition or they get back up into the Premier League, which isn't going to happen any time soon
Never heard of either, I will still watch what happens and make comment when the more deluded of the Skates make silly statements. (best one so far that I have seen in relation to the appointment of Berker was a comment where the poster seemed convinced that it would result in Kipper Shed Utd getting straight back into the Premier League and 'stuffing' Saints) Other than that, they are of no interest until they either meet us in a competition or they get back up into the Premier League, which isn't going to happen any time soon Stroppy_gramps

12:59pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Saintcosser says...

Off our radar, but glad they didn't poach Tisdale from Exeter.
Off our radar, but glad they didn't poach Tisdale from Exeter. Saintcosser

1:33pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Hopefully he will also fail.
Hopefully he will also fail. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

2:19pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Sunny Saint says...

I suppose its nice to have a history (albeit a history that's all black & white and in a long forgotten age of amateur and part-time players etc..), but I'd rather have a future!
For over 40 years of my life those fish-fondling t0ssers at the smelly web-footed end of the M27, were 'out of sight & out of mind'. Until they illegally bought their way into the top-flight of English football for a couple of years. But then they got caught, got punished and are now back where they belong 'Out of site-out of mind' again.
Here's to the next 40years of not giving a t0ss about them :-)
I suppose its nice to have a history (albeit a history that's all black & white and in a long forgotten age of amateur and part-time players etc..), but I'd rather have a future! For over 40 years of my life those fish-fondling t0ssers at the smelly web-footed end of the M27, were 'out of sight & out of mind'. Until they illegally bought their way into the top-flight of English football for a couple of years. But then they got caught, got punished and are now back where they belong 'Out of site-out of mind' again. Here's to the next 40years of not giving a t0ss about them :-) Sunny Saint

2:24pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Over the Edge says...

A skint League 2 side with a Director of Football???? The prices of burgers must be going up at Skate home games to pay for Coppell or maybe they'll just rip off another local charity to pay him.
A skint League 2 side with a Director of Football???? The prices of burgers must be going up at Skate home games to pay for Coppell or maybe they'll just rip off another local charity to pay him. Over the Edge

6:01pm Mon 9 Dec 13

happysaint says...

Steve coppells working for free ha ha you'll get more satisfaction working at benardos .. but he's had more clubs than hot dinners he'll be gone in a year ..then no compo ..saves money or lack of it
Steve coppells working for free ha ha you'll get more satisfaction working at benardos .. but he's had more clubs than hot dinners he'll be gone in a year ..then no compo ..saves money or lack of it happysaint

6:03pm Mon 9 Dec 13

bigfella777 says...

They will be in the conference next season by the looks of it.
They will be in the conference next season by the looks of it. bigfella777

6:32pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Reality-man says...

Whoooooooooooooooooo
oooooooo?
Whoooooooooooooooooo oooooooo? Reality-man

7:15pm Mon 9 Dec 13

On The Bus says...

Richie, sometimes known as 'Rich' how ironic is that !
Richie, sometimes known as 'Rich' how ironic is that ! On The Bus

9:33pm Mon 9 Dec 13

rednwhite72 says...

I bet he doesn't last...oops maybe not..haha.
I bet he doesn't last...oops maybe not..haha. rednwhite72

9:46pm Mon 9 Dec 13

rednwhite72 says...

Ronnie Barker lol...they could rename fratton park, wormwood and instead of pies they could sell porridge on match days ...haha
Well they two do have something in common, they are both full of criminals...;-)
That's good night from me and its definitely good night from them...!
Ronnie Barker lol...they could rename fratton park, wormwood and instead of pies they could sell porridge on match days ...haha Well they two do have something in common, they are both full of criminals...;-) That's good night from me and its definitely good night from them...! rednwhite72

12:03am Tue 10 Dec 13

rednwhite72 says...

Barker and Coppell....does have a nice ring too it though like Steptoe and son...any old iron!
Barker and Coppell....does have a nice ring too it though like Steptoe and son...any old iron! rednwhite72

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