Pompey confirm Barker appointment

New Pompey boss Richie Barker
New Pompey boss Richie Barker

Pompey have officially confirmed Richie Barker as their new manager.

As revealed by The News on Friday, the 38-year-old has signed a 12-month rolling deal to replace Guy Whittingham in the hot seat.

The former Crawley and Bury boss had been a long-standing favourite for the Blues position, although still had to beat off competition from Chris Wilder, Paul Tisdale and Steve Claridge.

Steve Coppell has joined him at Fratton Park as director of football.