Storrie: I won't quit Pompey

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Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has confirmed he will stay with the club - and admitted it would be "daft and stupid" to sack manager Paul Hart.

Pompey missed a host of chances in a 1-0 home defeat against Everton on Saturday - their seventh successive setback - and remain anchored to the foot of the table.

He said: "It's okay people saying 'go and change things' but look at the performance on Saturday - and the support. It was a very strong performance we think we can build on for the future. You'd be daft and stupid to change it."

Meanwhile, Storrie remains optimistic the spending power of new owner Sulaiman Al Fahim will soon make the squad stronger.

He continued on Radio Five Live's Sportsweek: "He's said there's £50million coming, publicly at a meeting to supporters on Friday night.

"Sulaiman showed the board documentation to say the money's there. We hope it all comes to fruition in the next few days. We can only go by what he's told the fans and what we've seen."

Storrie has ended speculation he will leave the club, adding: "Making sure the club is sound and the finances come in has always been the main issue for me, so I'm very happy to stay and continue being at a club I've enjoy being at for the last seven years."

He appreciated Pompey fans singing his name at Saturday's game, adding: "It makes you feel quite humble, to be honest - they didn't need to do it but I appreciate it very much.

"If they feel like that I want to be there to continue to help and wouldn't walk out on the club. It's been a hard eight or nine months but I thought we played extremely well on Saturday and were unfortunate not to win.

"Then the crowd chant your name - it makes you think 'this doesn't happen to many chief executives'."

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