Portsmouth are set to face another season in the third-tier of English football after they failed to secure a play-off place in yesterday's clash with Accrington Stanley.
Despite entering this particular fixture knowing that a victory would allow them to extend their season past the regular 46 game mark, Pompey would have been wary of the threat that John Coleman's side would pose.
Unable to deal with the weight of expectation, Portsmouth slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Accrington which allowed Oxford United to secure the final play-off spot.
Considering that Pompey only appointed manager Danny Cowley on a short-term basis in March, there is no guarantee that he will remain at Fratton Park.
Whilst reports last month suggested that Portsmouth were willing to extend the 42-year-old's stay, the club have yet to make a decision regarding his future.
Making reference to his current situation, Cowley has revealed that although he would love to remain at the club, he would be okay with the prospect of Pompey looking elsewhere for a new manager.
Speaking to Hampshire Live after his side's disappointing defeat to Accrington, the Pompey boss said: "We will speak to the board and the powers above who have been excellent since we have been here and incredibly supportive.
"They will make a decision and that it absolutely their prerogative to do that and having got to know them as I have, I know that they will make a decision with absolutely the best interests of Portsmouth Football Club at heart and for that reason, I am pretty okay with it."
Cowley later added: "We love this club.
"I have only been here a short time, but this is a brilliant club with brilliant people and incredibly passionate supporters."
GIVEMESPORT's Joshua Cole says...
Although it was an incredibly disappointing end to the 2020/21 campaign for Portsmouth, it would be somewhat of a shock if they opt to part ways with the Cowley brothers this summer.
Having previously helped Lincoln City climb from the National League to League One, Cowley could be the ideal man to lead Pompey into a new dawn.
By giving the former Huddersfield Town boss the opportunity to build his own squad during the upcoming transfer window, there is no reason why Portsmouth cannot launch a push for automatic promotion next season.
Taking this into consideration, Pompey ought to stick by Cowley instead of taking a punt on another manager who may not be able to make a positive impact on the club's fortunes.News Now - Sport News