Statement – Paul Tisdale; Portsmouth

We can confirm that Portsmouth Football Club approached Exeter City to ask permission to speak to Paul Tisdale about the vacant management position at Fratton Park.

As on previous occasions that approaches have been made to speak to Paul, permission was granted.  Paul met with Portsmouth on Tuesday.

Exeter City Football Club prides itself on not standing in the way of staff, players and management when opportunities arise away from the club.

Given Paul’s excellent track-record at Exeter City, we are always unsurprised to receive approaches from other clubs for his services.  The club has always enjoyed the loyalty shown by Paul to the club during his seven-and-a-half years at St James Park.