Richie Barker 'on verge of being appointed Portsmouth manager'

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker during the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Crawley Town at Bramall Lane on October 04, 2013
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Portsmouth will reportedly name Richie Barker as their new manager this afternoon.

Portsmouth are reportedly planning to announce the arrival of Richie Barker as the club's new manager.

The League Two outfit have been in the hunt for a new leader following the dismissal of Guy Whittingham last month.

Barker, who was sacked by Crawley Town in November, will be named as Pompey's new boss this afternoon, according to Sky Sports News.

Portsmouth currently sit 17th in the table.

A general view of Fratton Park prior to the npower Championship match between Portsmouth and Hull City at Fratton Park on March 27, 2012
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