I’d like to say the field for the new manager at Portsmouth is shaping up, though other than Bobby Robson, it’s hard to say who wants the job or who’s available.

Just to recap, Portsmouth fired manager Alain Perrin on Thursday, followed by a 2-0 home defeat to table toppers Chelsea on Saturday.

Crystal Palace’s Simon Jordan has denied 17th place Pompey the opportunity to interview Iain Dowie. And the much-travelled Neil Warnock, otherwise occupied at Sheffield United (beaten by Leicester yesterday, 4-2 ), says he’s uninterested .

Despite Warnock sort of being like a younger, less miserable Larry Brown, I think he means it.