New Portsmouth chief executive David Lampitt is confident that the south coast club can bounce back after a season of torture both on and off the pitch.
Lampitt left his post as with the Football Association to take over at Pompey and is optimistic the relegated and embattled club can drag themselves out of the darkness.
"I know the club has been through some tough times, especially in the last season, but I am determined to help turn things around and bring some stability back to the business," Lampitt told the club's official website.
"I can't promise a quick fix, but I genuinely believe we can put the club back on its feet.
"We will all have a part to play in this - the club staff and the playing squad, of course, but also, and probably most importantly, our extraordinary and loyal supporters.
"They have borne the brunt of the off-pitch problems over the last season with humility and stoicism - characteristics that I would like to see reflected in the club.
"I will be working extremely hard to rebuild their trust and, given time, I know that we can restore pride in an incredibly proud football club with proud traditions and a long history."