Hart leaves Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, November 25 – Paul Hart has been "relieved of his duties as first-team manager" of Portsmouth, a statement issued by the Premier League basement club said on Tuesday.PAUL_HART_Portsmouth have won just twice in the league this season and are three points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Hart, previously best known for his work with young players, including at Portsmouth, was offered the role of technical director, developing players from the age of 18-21, but the club said he had declined the post.

Portsmouth said they planned to announce a replacement "very quickly" but, until that time first-team coaches Paul Groves and Ian Woan would be in charge.