Frenchman Perrin to set sail for Portsmouth

6th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, April 6 (AFP) - Former Marseille boss Alain Perrin looks set to become the new manager of English Premiership side Portsmouth till the end of the 2006/07 season, Sky Sports News reported on Wednesday.

LONDON, April 6 (AFP) - Former Marseille boss Alain Perrin looks set to become the new manager of English Premiership side Portsmouth till the end of the 2006/07 season, Sky Sports News reported on Wednesday.

Perrin is set to be unveiled as Portsmouth's new manager on Thursday, with Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric admitting the Frenchman is his number one candidate.

Mandaric is hoping to secure Perrin's services on a two-year contract in addition to the run-in to the current season.

"Alain is not coming just for seven games," said Mandaric. "He's coming to sign a contract as a manager for seven games plus two years.

"Unfortunately it is not done, it is not sealed and delivered. We still have a dialogue to carry on, we have a board meeting at 4.30pm (1530 GMT) then tomorrow (Thursday) we have a meeting with David and Alain to iron out some details.

"We can't confirm today that it will be done but there is a strong possibility that it will be done."

The 48-year-old Perrin could be assisted by former Tottenham manager and director of football David Pleat on a short-term basis.

The pair will work under executive director Velimir Zajec, who has looked after team affairs since Harry Redknapp's departure earlier this season.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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