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Sacked Hart considers fresh Portsmouth offer

SACKED Portsmouth manager Paul Hart is considering an offer to stay on at the club as technical director.<br /><br />Pompey revealed in a statement on Tuesday night that Hart had rejected the role, which oversees the development of players between the ages of 18 and 21.<br /><br />But, in contrast, a club spokesman confirmed yesterday that Hart had not yet turned down the new position and insisted the club were hopeful he would stay at Fratton Park.<br /><br />&ldquo;Paul Hart is considering the position of technical director,&rdquo; the spokesman said. &ldquo;He had a further conversation with chief executive Peter Storrie last night and said he would go away and get back to us.<br /><br />&ldquo;Hopefully he will stay at the club and work in the capacity of technical director. Everyone at the club would be delighted if he stayed.&rdquo;<br /><br />Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant, the club&rsquo;s director of football, remains the red-hot favourite to take over the manager&rsquo;s reins but ex-Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson and former Charlton and West Ham chief Alan Curbishley are also in the frame.