Sunday, September 27, 2009

Peter Storrie: I won't quit Pompey

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has confirmed he will stay with the club - and admitted it would be ''daft and stupid'' to sack manager Paul Hart.

Sulaiman Al Fahim


Al Fahim attends a game with Peter Storrie.

Harris: Hart avoids axePortsmouth 0-1 Everton

Pompey missed a host of chances in a 1-0 home defeat against Everton - their seventh successive setback - and remain anchored to the foot of the table, while the media have suggested time is not on Paul Hart's side, with former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan one of the names to be linked to the club. However, Storrie believes Hart can turn things around.

He said: ''It's okay people saying 'go and change things' but look at the performance yesterday - and the support. It was a very strong performance we think we can build on for the future. You'd be daft and stupid to change it.''

Meanwhile, Storrie remains optimistic the spending power of new owner Sulaiman Al Fahim will soon make the squad stronger.

He continued on Radio Five Live's Sportsweek: ''He's said there's £50 million coming, publicly at a meeting to supporters on Friday night. Sulaiman showed the board documentation to say the money's there. We hope it all comes to fruition in the next few days. We can only go by what he's told the fans and what we've seen.''

Storrie has ended speculation he will leave the club, adding: ''Making sure the club is sound and the finances come in has always been the main issue for me, so I'm very happy to stay and continue being at a club I've enjoy being at for the last seven years.''

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