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Portsmouth will begin their hunt for a new manager next week.
Director of football Velimir Zajec took charge of team affairs following Harry Redknapp's departure earlier this season.
Zajec, though, whose arrival is believed to have been one of the catalysts behind Redknapp's departure, has never wanted to manage the team on a full time basis.
Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric has confirmed that Gordon Strachan could become the new manager at Fratton Park but has ruled out the chances of Kevin Keegan coming to the club.
Executive director Velimir Zajec has been in charge of first-team affairs with head coach Joe Jordan since Harry Redknapp left Pompey in November, but a poor run has seen the club slip perilously close to the relegation zone. Mandaric has confirmed that the interviewing process is underway and a new manager could be in place before the end of the season.
Former Southampton manager Gordon Strachan is a "potential candidate" for the vacant role at Portsmouth according to Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric. The club have finished interviewing prospective managers and Strachan, who managed Pompey's bitter rivals from October 2001 to February 2004, is believed to be at the front of the queue.
French coach Alain Perrin is in pole position to become Portsmouth's new manager, with Pompey also wanting David Pleat to be involved as a consultant. It has emerged that the former Marseille boss will be offered a two-year contract at Fratton Park, following the final seven games of the season when he will try and keep Pompey in The Premiership.