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Portsmouth's new manager Andy Awford says he is proud to be leading the club he first joined as a teenager.
The 41 year old has enjoyed a successful spell as caretaker manager at Fratton Park - steering the club from the brink of relegation to a possible top ten finish.
The new manager of Portsmouth Football Club has described his joy at being appointed.
41-year-old Andy Awford told the club website: "The opportunity to manage this football club is one I am extremely grateful for and it allows me to achieve another personal football ambition.
"I am honoured, excited and thrilled to be given the job and look forward to us all working together for the good of Portsmouth Football Club.
"I have accepted the offer as I feel the club is, after a year of laying strong financial foundations, now in a position to look ahead, move forward, go from strength to strength and achieve the stability it craves."
Portsmouth Football Club have today confirmed that Andy Awford will take over as manager of the League Two.
He has been the caretaker manager since Richie Barker left and kept Pompey above the relegation zone with five straight wins.
Speaking about his appointment, Awford said: “I genuinely believe that the club is now ready to progress and the opportunity to lead it is a challenge that I relish and am absolutely committed to."