Storrie starts new chapter behind the scenes

Last updated : 22 January 2002 By
Ever since Barry Pierpoint left the club, Pompey have struggled to keep behind the scenes ticking over. It even has got to a stage where Milan Mandaric took control of the day to day running of Pompey. However the installment of Storrie should free up Mandaric's time.

Storrie starts immediately and was present at the Wolves defeat last Thursday - he is said to have been amazed at the level of support the Fratton Faithful gave to the team. He is to review the club's infastructure and make reccomendations to the future organisation of the backroom staff.

Storrie comes with an impressive pedigree and is - surprise surprise - good friends with Redknapp. He was originally at West Ham United as Managing Director/Chief Executive for ten years before leaving Upton Park in the summer of 1999. After a year spent in consultancy positions at both Southend United and the Australian Football Association he joined Notts County in July 2000 and has since been voted on to the Football League's board of directors and the F A Council.

There is no doubt that this is a good appointment as Pompey desperately need to become a Premiership outfit off the field before they can really consider taking the club forward. The most ominous statement is the fact that Storrie is with us for a 'minimum' of a month. It will be interesting to see what changes are made in the next month and whether Storrie will be enticed to stay at Pompey for good.