Exeter City' boss linked to Pompey

It's reported that Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has been interviewed for the vacant manager's job at Portsmouth

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Club confirms Tisdale held talks

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 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.

– Exeter City FC

Paul Tisdale 'interviewed for Portsmouth job'

Paul Tisdale. Credit: PA

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.

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