Portsmouth part ways with Andy Awfordby Jack Kitson / 13 April 2015, 13:08Tweet
Portsmouth have parted ways with manager Andy Awford less than 48 hours after the club suffered a 3-1 defeat at Morecambe; a result which left the south coast club 14th in the table. Pompey have have placed assistant manager Gary Waddock in temporary charge of the first team for the remaning four four matches of the season.
- Portsmouth have won only two of their last 10 matches.
- Pompey were playing top-flight football as recently as 2009/10.
- Awford becomes the 12th League Two managerial casualty this term.
Awford took charge of Portsmouth in March 2014 following the departure of Richie Barker. The 42-year-old went on to steer the club to safety, with a 13th-placed finish, after an impressive run of five wins in six games. Pompey had high hopes of challenging for promotion this season, but they've been plagued by inconsistency, reflected in their mid-table position (14th): 11 points adrift of the play-offs, and 14 points clear of the bottom-two.
Portsmouth can still mathematically make the top-7, however it would take an unbelievable series of results for the club to pull off this miraculous feat. Instead, Waddock will be looking for his troops to finish the season strongly, with a top-half finish the minimum requirement.
Portsmouth's Remaining 4 Matches
- Stevenage (a)
- Bury (h)
- Mansfield (a)
- York (h)