Ex-Portsmouth manager Hart joins Palace

Updated: Mar 03, 2010, 09:06 AM IST

London: Former Portsmouth manager Paul Hart took charge of Championship (second division) side Crystal Palace.

Hart, who was sacked as Premier League Portsmouth`s manager in November, replaces Neil Warnock at cash-strapped Palace who were deducted 10 points earlier this season after going into administration.

"I think it`s quite obvious I like a challenge, and this is a big one, but I felt that the support would be there," Hart told reporters at a news conference. "There`s only one objective and that is to stay in this division."

Bureau Report