Iain McInnes: Portsmouth chairman hints at Fratton Park exit

Portsmouth chairman Iain McInnes has hinted that next season will be his last at the Fratton Park helm.

McInnes unveiled his fourth permanent manager in his two-year spell as chairman and he said he hoped Paul Cook was his last.

"We don't want to continue to change managers, that is not the plan," McInnes told BBC South Today,

"Promotion is the target, these fans should be demanding it. This guy is going to deliver it for us.

"It's been quite stressful. Towards the end of the season I felt there was a disconnect between the football club and the supporters and that is wrong because the club is all about the supporters.

"This is one last hurrah now. Paddy Ashdown said if it doesn't work I'll eat my hat. I'm a seven and a half so it'll be a big hat but I will eat it if this guy doesn't get us out of this league."

When asked if next season would be his last, McInnes said: "We all work hard, it would be a nice to go out on a bit of success, and some might say I've earned it. (The end is) not too far a way, I would like to bed this guy in, have a successful season and review it at the end of next year."

BBC Sport