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Pompey was a 'toxic brand'

Portsmouth Football Club had become a Toxic brand - that no-one wanted to do business with. That's the view of the new board, who say they'll do everything they can to make it a club the region can be proud of, once again.

They also announced Guy Whittingham as their manager - as they began life as the country's largest community club. Andrew Pate's been speaking to Director Mick Williams, Chairman Iain McInnes and manager Guy Whittingham.


Portsmouth's chief executive 'understands' the club

The club has also announced that its new Chief Executive Officer will be Mark Catlin. He has previous football experience working as a Commercial Director at Bury, overseeing growth in revenues and attendances, as well as being part of the club’s promotion to League.

Mark and I first discussed him wanting to help the PST bid in the autumn of 2012 and he has been working voluntarily since then to support what we are trying to do. He gave us the vital football management experience the bid team lacked. He understands our community ethos and we are sure he can drive the club to where we want it to be.”

– Chairman Iain McInnes, Portsmouth Community Football Club


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