Portsmouth fail with move for McAllister

Gary McAllister, the former Leeds United and Coventry City coach, will not be joining struggling Portsmouth as assistant manager, the Premier League club's manager Paul Hart said on Tuesday.

The former Scotland international, 44, was Hart's first choice as his deputy but Hart told Portsmouth's The News newspaper on Tuesday: "We couldn't agree anything. He was the man I wanted, so its disappointing."

Portsmouth are bottom of the Premier League having lost their opening seven matches, the worst start by a team in the top flight since Manchester United in 1930-31.