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Hart to stay at Pompey for season

Paul Hart
Hart's last managerial role was at Rushden and Diamonds in 2006

Portsmouth caretaker manager Paul Hart and his assistant Brian Kidd will keep their roles for the rest of the season.

Hart stepped up from the club's youth development programme after Tony Adams was sacked last month.

Owner Alexandre Gaydamak has been impressed with the pair whose results have included a win at home to Manchester City and a draw at Stoke.

"Sacha and I have been delighted with how the team have fared," said Pompey executive chairman Peter Storrie.

"They both have so much experience in the game and they have the respect of the players.


"We will review the managerial situation again at the end of the season."

The victory against Manchester City was Portsmouth's first Premier League win since 30 November, a run lasting nine games.

Pompey lost narrowly to title challengers Chelsea 1-0 at Fratton Park on Tuesday.

Hart's last managerial role was at Rushden and Diamonds in 2006.

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