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Portsmouth Confirm Barker And Coppell Appointments

Mon 9th Dec 2013 | Football Club Management

Portsmouth have appointed Richie Barker as their new manager, with Steve Coppell also arriving in a director of football role.

Barker, 38, who has penned a standard rolling contract, arrives following an 18-month spell at Crawley, who he guided to a 10th-place finish in League One last term. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me,” he said. “I’m very excited to be at this club with its great history.

“Everyone knows how passionate the people of Portsmouth are about their football club.”

Barker’s first managerial post was at Bury. He took over in April 2011 with eight games of the season remaining, winning six in succession to secure promotion from League Two.

The 38-year-old had spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Linfield, Brighton, Macclesfield, Rotherham, Mansfield and Hartlepool during his playing days.

Former Reading and Bristol City boss Coppell, 58, who worked with Barker at Crawley said of his appointment, “It’s a new challenge for me and I’m very excited. Richie asked if I’d like to be involved and I jumped at the opportunity.”

Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin, added, “I think the board have made a great appointment. The combination of Richie and Steve is just what the club needs at this time.”

Image: Action Images / Tony O'Brien 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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