An emotional Avram Grant has ‘more or less’ been told that debt-ridden Portsmouth will go into administration on Friday.

The Fratton Park outfit have been in off-field disarray for the majority of the season, while also sitting bottom of the Premier League, and Balram Chainrai, the club’s fourth owner since last summer, has been attempting to find a new buyer.

Pompey have been fighting to win a race against time ahead of a potential High Court winding-up order on Monday and Chainrai admitted the club would accept administration on Friday in order to avoid that conclusion.

A South African consortium was thought to be close to a deal, but an agreement appears to have stalled and Portsmouth manager Grant is as good as resigned to that fact.

When pushed on the subject of a potential new buyer, Grant said: „I don’t know. The finances, I don’t know anything about.”

„Of course,” he said when told that he looked upset. „You can imagine.

„We did a football job and every step we couldn’t do our job. I am very sad for me and for everybody.”

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has already begun talks with an administrator ahead of Friday’s deadline.

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Pompey on the brink

An emotional Avram Grant has ‘more or less’ been told that debt-ridden Portsmouth will go into administration on Friday.

The Fratton Park outfit have been in off-field disarray for the majority of the season, while also sitting bottom of the Premier League, and Balram Chainrai, the club’s fourth owner since last summer, has been attempting to find a new buyer.

Pompey have been fighting to win a race against time ahead of a potential High Court winding-up order on Monday and Chainrai admitted the club would accept administration on Friday in order to avoid that conclusion.

A South African consortium was thought to be close to a deal, but an agreement appears to have stalled and Portsmouth manager Grant is as good as resigned to that fact.

When pushed on the subject of a potential new buyer, Grant said: „I don’t know. The finances, I don’t know anything about.”

„Of course,” he said when told that he looked upset. „You can imagine.

„We did a football job and every step we couldn’t do our job. I am very sad for me and for everybody.”

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has already begun talks with an administrator ahead of Friday’s deadline.

Wayne there’s a will…

Ed Chamberlin tips up Sunday’s Carling Cup Final and starts his Cheltenham Festival Watch.

Skysports.com considers the best transfer options ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

Skysports.com looks at the career of Wayne Bridge after he made himself unavailable for England.

A herculean performance from Fulham against Shakhtar Donetsk booked their passage to the last 16 of the Europa League.

Follow all the drama from the Europa League with Liverpool, Everton and Fulham to play their second leg ties.

Liverpool had to come from behind to earn a 3-1 victory away to Unirea Urziceni.

Petr Cech will be out for up to a month after tearing a calf muscle in Chelsea’s midweek defeat to Inter Milan.

It has been confirmed that Portsmouth will become the first Premier League club to go into administration on Friday.

Read the article on Sky Sports

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