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Bassey Joins Coaching Team

Former Barnet boss links up with Cowley brothers

23 June 2021

Simon Bassey

Portsmouth Football Club can confirm the appointment of Simon Bassey as the club’s new first team assistant coach.

The 45-year-old left his previous role as Barnet manager earlier this month to link up with Danny and Nicky Cowley at Fratton Park.

He also spent 17 years with AFC Wimbledon, initially as a player before beginning his coaching career with the Londoners after retiring through injury in 2004.

Bassey helped them rise up through the divisions and back into the Football League, going on to have two spells as interim manager.

He steered the Dons to safety on both occasions, but departed at the end of the 2018/19 campaign and then finished last season in charge of Barnet.

"Simon, Nicky and I all share similar values. We wake up every morning with the same ambition of wanting to improve our players."

Danny Cowley

Blues boss Danny Cowley said: “Simon is a fantastic acquisition for this football club. He has an outstanding work ethic, a real love of the game. and all the qualities we look for.

“Simon, Nicky and I all share similar values. We wake up every morning with the same ambition of wanting to improve our players.

“He has a broad skill set and has filled every role – he’s been a coach, assistant, manager, analysis scout and worked in recruitment. He has a range of competencies and experience.

“Our focus is on making sure Pompey are the hardest working football club and this appointment help us achieve that objective.”


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