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Portsmouth boss Hart confident over Al Faraj finances

Portsmouth boss Paul Hart is confident new owner Ali Al Faraj's finances are in order.

Al-Faraj bought 90 per cent of Sulaiman Al-Fahim's shares in the club just over three weeks ago, after the Abu Dhabi businessman failed to raise the cash needed to pay the players' September wages.

But now further questions are being asked about the club's finances after Israeli mogul Levi Kushnir and Hong Kong-based Balram Chainrai emerged as potential investors in the club.

However, Hart says: "If you want a straight answer, it doesn't really concern me where it (the club's finance) is coming from."

Hart added: "I don't want to get too in depth with the politics of the situation.

"My job is hopefully to keep the players focused on the football side and let whatever has to happen happen. I try and talk to the players, reassure them and all that sort of stuff. I don't think it's too difficult. They're a great set of lads.

"They get their heads down, concentrate and I haven't noticed anything untoward happening with them."

Hart admits he would be keen to discuss the club's future with Al-Faraj, who is set to attend the Wigan game at Fratton Park on Saturday.

He said: "A club needs to know where it is going and have a long-term plan. I wouldn't like to go any further with that because I haven't had these conversations with the new owners. I would anticipate this would be in the next month."



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