"He has an international team at Portsmouth," said Kranjcar. "It would be sad to lose him but I would be happy for him because I think he would love the job and I think he would be very good.
"He likes to play football; he likes to keep the ball.
"I also heard from Slaven Bilic and the players who played under him.
"He was one of the big reasons I came here. He has proved with his results at Pompey and West Ham that he can fill that position."