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Exeter City has confirmed that their manager, Paul Tisdale, has spoken to Portsmouth about the vacant manager's role at Fratton Park.
We can confirm that Portsmouth Football Club approached Exeter City to ask permission to speak to Paul Tisdale about the vacant management position at Fratton Park.
As on previous occasions that approaches have been made to speak to Paul, permission was granted.
Paul met with Portsmouth on Tuesday for initial discussions.
– Exeter City FC
Exeter City Football Club prides itself on not standing in the way of staff, players and management when further opportunities arise away from the club.
Given Paul’s excellent track-record at Exeter City, we are always unsurprised to receive approaches from other clubs for his services.
We are also delighted with the mutual loyalty between Paul and the club during his seven-and-a-half years at St James Park.
Kate Haskell has the latest from the Met Office
Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has been interviewed for the vacant manager's job at Portsmouth according to their local newspaper The News. It reports that the longest serving manager in the football league was interviewed at a hotel in Newbury on Tuesday.
Tisdale is believed to be one of seven candidates for the job following the sacking of previous manager Guy Whittingham. The Portsmouth board are thought to be speaking to a shortlist of two today before announcing their appointment by Monday.
If Tisdale has spoken to Portsmouth then the news will come as a surprise to City fans. The most successful manager in Exeter's history has previously turned down the chance to become manager at Brighton and Swansea over the past few years.
Marine Alexander Wayne Blackman, convicted of murdering an Afghan insurgent, comes from Taunton and was based in Plymouth.
A judge has ruled that the anonymity of the Royal Marine convicted of murdering a seriously injured Afghan insurgent can be lifted.
The commando, known as Marine A during the court martial, has been named as Sergeant Alexander Wayne Blackman.
Two other servicemen who were acquitted, known as Marines B and C, can also be named, the judges ruled.
An angler rescued last night off The Lizard, Cornwall, has died. The man is understood to be in his sixties and was from a small village in the Lizard peninsula.
– Devon and Cornwall Police
This is being treated as an unexplained death. Police will now carry out enquiries to fully understand the circumstances of the death, though it’s not being treated as a suspicious incident at this time. A report will then be produced for the coroner. Our thoughts are with the family and small community of the deceased at this clearly very difficult time.
A court has ruled that a marine formerly based in Plymouth, and found guilty of murdering an Afghan insurgent, can be publicly named.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the coast at Porlock Wier, Somerset. It means flooding is possible today between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point. The tide will be higher than usual due to low pressure and strong winds.