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Whittingham confirmed as Portsmouth boss

Portsmouth have appointed Guy Whittingham as their permanent manager, reports BBC Sport. The club ended a 14-month spell in administration on Friday and are now owned by the Pompey Supporters' Trust.

Whittingham, who has signed a one-year rolling contract, has been caretaker manager of the recently-relegated side since taking over from Michael Appleton following his departure in November.

"I'm very pleased - it's something I've wanted to do since taking over as caretaker," Whittingham said.

"It's been a rollercoaster ride but with the staff I had with me I was always confident I had the right team to be successful. I'm glad the decision has been made and we can get on and do some planning.

"You've got to aim for promotion but first and foremost we cannot go back to where we've been.

"Teams can go down and come back up, but it has to be done the right way and we need to make sure the infrastructure is right."

Pompey will be playing in League Two next season.

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