Cotterill and Pompey

Last updated : 04 June 2006 By Tony Scholes

Steve happens to have his family home just down the road, in fact just over fifty miles down the road in Bournemouth so will be spending some time very close to the Hampshire Premiership club's ground during the close season.

Not only that, Redknapp also lives in the town so there's every chance that the two of them could bump into each other. Only last December, on our visit to Southampton, Steve bemoaned Harry's absence and said he would look forward to seeing him in a Bournemouth coffee shop.

So if you are in the Dorset holiday resort, and you see the two managers having a coffee together, don't make the mistake of putting two and two together and think you are getting four – you'll probably be as far off as anyone else whose mathematics is not so good.

For what it is worth, the speculation is that Steve is all set to join Portsmouth as assistant manager, working for Redknapp who has just signed a new three year deal. And, they already have an assistant manager in Kevin Bond, son of former Burnley boss John, who has only recently joined them from Southampton.

We are unable to confirm whether the two managers have met as yet for coffee.