Appleton coy over Pompey future

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Michael Appleton is non-committal over his future

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Michael Appleton is non-committal over his future

Manager Michael Appleton remains coy on his future at Portsmouth and would look for talks with the club's new potential owners before committing himself to a new contract at Fratton Park.

Appleton has performed well under trying circumstances since arriving in November last year, and a recent run of four wins from five matches has seen his name linked to the vacancy at Burnley.

But the former West Brom man insists the club's future has to be secure before he is willing to pledge his own to cash-strapped Pompey, with the Portsmouth Supporters Trust last week named as preferred bidders for the League One outfit.

"I don't think Trevor (Birch, administrator) has had any approaches," he told The News. "But I think it's one of them where there's still a lot of things that need to be answered - like where the football club is going?

"From my point of view, I'm enjoying working under the difficult circumstances down here and so are the players. So it will be a situation where, if an approach to the football club is made, no-one can stop them making that approach. At the end of the day, at the minute, am I enjoying myself? Yes."

Appleton added: "It will probably be towards the end of the week that we (he and the Portsmouth Supporters Trust) can sit down and have a good chat. From my point of view we've got to make sure the future of the football club is secure."

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