Former Cherries manager Harry Redknapp has returned to the Goldsands Stadium in an advisory role.
Redknapp, 65, will not have an official title at the club but will bring his in depth knowledge of the game gained over a career with Pompey, Saints, West Ham and Spurs.
On the club website club chairman Eddie Mitchell said that Harry would be an invaluable asset to the club and that he’d offered to get involved on a voluntary basis.
The clubs current management team of Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks were both part of Redknapp’s team at Portsmouth during which time the club won the FA Cup.
The chairman insisted that the duo would still have the final say on all football matters: “They’re very astute people and they’re not above listening to anyone, and I’m sure they can learn from him,” he said.
“They have both worked with him before and I think there’s only person who would be able to get on that coach tomorrow without Paul and Shaun rejecting the idea, and that one person is Harry.”