Date: 21st July 2009 at 2:52pm
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The Pompey Site has confirmed that Paul Hart has signed a 2-year contact as the clubs new manager.

Dr SAF says that he selected him as he ‘commands’ respect and ‘knows the club inside out’: ‘Paul did a great job keeping the team in the Premier League last season and having previously worked as director of youth operations he knows the club inside out.

‘He has immense experience and a great knowledge of the game and commands the respect of the players. I’m looking forward to working with him.’

Hart himself said it was ‘an honour’ to be given the job: ‘Portsmouth are a fantastic club and it’s a great honour for me to be manager.

‘The players responded brilliantly to the challenge when I was handed the role last season and I’m looking forward to continuing that relationship as we prepare for our seventh straight season in the Premier League.’

So, it is now confirmed we know who our next manager will be – this might not be liked, but lets back him and give the guy a chance to show what he can do with ‘his’ team.

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