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Peter Storrie quits as Portsmouth chief executive

Peter Storrie
Storrie has been the target of some fans' abuse in recent months

Peter Storrie has stepped down from his role as chief executive at Portsmouth.

Storrie, who joined the club in early 2002, will be "remunerated accordingly" to stay on as a consultant to aid the club's administrators.

The 57-year-old will assist on "the sale of the club, FA Cup semi-final arrangements and other projects," according to a club statement.

Portsmouth became the first Premier League club to enter administration in February with debts of more than £60m.

Storrie had taken a 40% pay cut only this week after 85 of the club's staff were made redundant as the club's administrator Andrew Andronikou looks to cut costs.

606: DEBATE

But he has decided to leave "in the best interests of the club", read the statement, after speaking with family and friends.

Storrie had become a target for abuse from some sections of the Portsmouth supporters in recent months, and he told ESPN Soccernet: "It is best that I walk away.

"Despite working non-stop to try to keep this club alive for the last 14 months, they need someone to blame, and there is nobody left to blame but me."



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