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PostSubject: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 4:00 am

PAUL COOK is expected to finalise his move to Wigan tomorrow.

The Pompey boss is on the brink of departing Fratton Park – 23 days after winning the League Two title. Compensation has been agreed with the Latics, with 12 months remaining on his existing agreement, and the 50-year-old will now end his south coast stay two years on from joining from Chesterfield. Cook is likely to take assistant manager Leam Richardson and the rest of his existing coaching staff with him to the DW Stadium. It represents a speedy closure to a dramatic few days after the newly-relegated Championship club made their move on Friday. The Liverpudlian was handed an improved contract and bonuses after securing promotion for the Blues, as written in his existing deal. There was another written offer made over the weekend in light of Wigan’s bid to secure his services. It still fell short of what Latics chairman David Sharpe had tabled after meeting Cook in Spain at the weekend. With Pompey not prepared to overstretch themselves as they wait for Michael Eisner’s takeover to be completed, that paved the way for his exit. Cook had stressed he was keen to remain at Fratton Park in the wake of winning the title, and has continued to privately repeat that stance in recent days. There was some concern about the safety of his position moving forward under Eisner’s Tornante company, however. He has also shown frustration at the existing £3m playing budget he’s working to and missing out on summer targets in recent weeks.

There was some concern about the safety of his position moving forward under Eisner’s Tornante company, however. He has also shown frustration at the existing £3m playing budget he’s working to and missing out on summer targets in recent weeks. The former Wigan player’s standing is also on a high after being named the League Manager’s Association League Two manager of the year last week. The Blues feel they’d gone as far as they could, however, and will now turn their attention to finding their fifth manager of the community era. Cook is expected to be given a significant playing budget at his new club in addition to a lucrative deal. The move also means a return to Fratton Park next season in the away dugout, with Wigan and Pompey due to meet in League One. Cook departs the Blues with one of the most impressive win ratios of any of their managers. He delivered 52 victories, 28 draws and 27 losses from his 107 games in charge – and ended this term with a flying run of 10 wins and a draw from 12 matches to secure the championship with a 6-1 final-day win over Cheltenham.

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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 7:42 am

Adams will be a shoehorn in there for sure
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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 11:34 am

My outside bets are either Uwe Rösler or that American manager that Swansea? had.
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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 2:38 pm

Kenny Jacket is the favourite-

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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 5:26 pm

I had assumed if Cook had bombed again this season, he would have been given the push in any case. That all changed with the late surge. As with Argyle, there's no way a manager shouldn't get Pompey out of the bottom division within 2 years unless they're hamstrung by the bank account. I have the feeling Cook will fail in rugby league land.
Don't like the sound of what might be happening at Fratton Park. Too many squires, too few football clubs to go around. Never really admired the town, but I suppose they are a proper traditional football club, unlike Wigaaaaannnn.
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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 6:10 pm

Why do you keep talking of squires, barons and mill owners? It's puzzling.
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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 7:05 pm

Adams must be on that shortlist. Can't see DA still being at Argo in August.
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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm

I'm sure there will be a dick trickle, but I really can't imagine why Adams would sniff at any slug bait and pootle up the road in such a scenario, thereby trashing his young loyalty credentials.
Unlike Graham Carey, Del boy has donkey's ears of work in front of him, and a few grand extra ain't going to tempt him. Money that would change his life, a la Luggy, might. I don't like his football style at all, it's horrible by all accounts, but he's good at what he does so far and I have some respect for his personality, if not his preferred style. Especially putting up with bankers like Brent, but we all have to learn in our life.  Time will tell.
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PostSubject: Re: PAUL COOK is on the brink of departing Fratton Park   Wed May 31, 2017 10:05 pm

It must be just the money? Wigan vs Pompey? At least Paul Cook won't need an interpreter that far north. Outside bet Uri Geller Uwe Rossler
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