New Portsmouth manager Paul Cook says he is relishing the chance of managing a 'massive club', after leaving Chesterfield.Cook has made the step down to Sky Bet League 2 to lead the Fratton Park side, and he says the size of the club was a major attraction.
“I had a great two-and-a-half-year journey at Chesterfield and enjoyed my time there immensely,” Cook told Portsmouth’s official website.
“But being able to manage a massive club like this is something I’m very excited about.
“I’ve played against Pompey in the past and also managed against them, so know what the crowd are like.
“But I think everyone is aware of the fantastic fans here and we’ll do our best to give them a successful team.”
Whilst most players and staff are recovering following the end of the season, Cook says he’ll be getting straight to work ahead of the new campaign.
“I’ll be moving down to Portsmouth and getting straight to work.
“I won’t be taking a break until I’m comfortable that things are in place – and there are a lot of things to sort out.
“But this a new beginning for everyone and I’m delighted to be named Pompey manager.
“I want to steer this ship in the right direction, but a lot of hard work is needed because there is no magic wand in football.”