Ian Woan could be named new assistant manager at Portsmouth.

Woan could well step into Brian Kidd's shoes having impressed with his work in the Academy set-up since his arrival two years ago.

The former Nottingham Forest midfielder also stepped-up to first-team duties along with Paul Hart in February following the sacking of Tony Adams.

If the job were to remain in-house, another option could be Guy Whittingham, who is currently development coach.

Chairman Peter Storrie told The News: "I'm not sure who will be Brian's replacement. Paul's looking at that situation."