Paul Cook appointed manager of Portsmouthby Mick Bates / 12 May 2015, 12:04Tweet
Chesterfield boss Paul Cook has become the latest manager of Portsmouth following the sacking of Andy Awford back in April.
Cook was still in charge of Chesterfield when they recently failed in their play-off semi-final challenge with Preston, losing the fixtures 4-0 on aggregate. An approach to sign Cook was dismissed in late April as Cook wished to concentrate on the play-offs. The timing of the approach by Portsmouth had been called "disturbing" by Chesterfield's Director of football, Chris Turner.
Cook had been with Chesterfield since October 2012, guiding them to the League Two title and securing their play-off spot this season.
However, now that Cook's dreams of life in the Championship have not been accomplished he appears to be happy to step down to League Two and help Pompey in their quest to return to League One.They are currently the favourites to do so, priced at odds of 9/1 to gain promotion in the 2015/16 season.
Portsmouth are currently in their second season of League Two life, they finished their 2014/15 campaign in 16th place on 57 points, winning just two of the last 10 matches and 14 matches all season.
It is only five years ago that they Pompey were relegated from the Premier League.