Andy Awford

13 Apr 2015

ANDY AWFORD STEPS DOWN

Andy Awford has left his position as Portsmouth manager by mutual consent after a season in charge of the League 2 club.

Awford took over from Richie Barker at the end of last season.

Assistant manager Gary Waddock has been placed in temporary charge until the end of the season with four games left of the current campaign.

A Portsmouth FC statement said: "The club would like to place on record their sincere thanks for Andy’s efforts - his service to Pompey is immeasurable.

"One of his most significant contributions was when he took charge of the team in March 2014 and steered the club to safety from the threat of relegation out of the Football League.

"All parties have agreed that, after a natural break, further conversations will take place about the potential of Andy playing a further role within the football club.

Gary Waddock will take caretaker charge until the end of the season, assisted by first team coach Paul Hardyman."