Macca leaves Pompey

Alan McLoughlin Picture: Joe Pepler
Alan McLoughlin Picture: Joe Pepler

Alan McLoughlin has left as a Pompey first-team coach.

The Blues legend was today told the club are seeking an alternative candidate with more coaching experience.

McLoughlin had previously served in the role under Guy Whittingham, Richie Barker and then current boss Andy Awford.

It leaves Paul Hardyman assisting Awford, with the club now exploring new coaching options.

Macca’s stats:

Aged 47

Joined Pompey for £400,000 – February 17, 1992

Left for Wigan for £260,000 – December 9, 1999

Pompey appearances: 361

Pompey goals: 69

Republic of Ireland caps: 42 (two goals)

Becomes youth coach in July 2011

Becomes first-team coach inJuly 2013