Guy Whittingham wants Portsmouth job answers

By Nabil HassanBBC Sport
Portsmouth caretaker boss Guy Whittingham

Portsmouth caretaker manager Guy Whittingham wants talks over his own position now the Pompey Supporters' Trust have taken control of the club.

Whittingham has been caretaker since Michael Appleton left in November.

But now the PST has been given the go-ahead to seal its takeover, Whittingham wants to know the group's plans.

When asked whether he would seek that clarification over the next month, he joked to BBC Radio Solent:" Month? No. A couple of days more like."

Pompey have three games remaining this season and although Whittingham wants answers over his own future, he admitted on-the-field matters would remain his priority.

Pompey Supporters' Trust celebrate

"Again that [the job] will take care of itself at the right time," he said. "We've got these games left and of course I'll be happy to talk to them [PST]."

The club have been in administration since February 2012 and are set to exit that by 22 April after an out of court settlement was reached between major creditor Portpin and administrators BDO.

It means the club's Fratton Park stadium is now in the hands of the PST.

The club will be led by chairman Iain McInnes with Ashley Brown, Mick Williams and Mark Trapani in director roles.

And Brown says the PST is keen to meet with Whittingham, who was nominated for League One Manager of the Month for March, and his assistant Andy Awford.

"Everyone has always wanted Andy and Guy to succeed," Brown told BBC Sport.

"They have started to pull together some great results and that is something the new board will sit down and discuss with them very quickly."

Williams also revealed to BBC Radio Solent that the Trust is to appoint Mark Catlin as the club's new chief executive.

"He is an experienced man and a former director of Bury," said Williams.