Portsmouth are planning to appeal to the Football Assocation in a bid to secure a Uefa club licence to play in Europe next season.
In booking their place in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, the relegated side automatically qualified for European competition next term.
But with the club in administration they are not allowed to apply for a required Uefa licence.
However, Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou has indicated they will appeal to the FA in a bid to be awarded the authorisation to allow them to play in Europe next term.
“I think it is vitally important we explore all possibilities of getting the club into Europe,” Andronikou told Sky Sports News.
“It speaks for itself, it will be a fantastic achievement for the club to play in Europe next year and obviously make it a more attractive proposition for any interested party.”
Andronikou confirmed Portsmouth did not apply for the Uefa licence before 1st March deadline due to the club’s financial problems.
“I think the fundamental reason [for not applying for the licence] was that it had not had its accounts filed by then.
“It is the year ending May 2009 accounts and although they had been audited they had not been filed.”
Asked if he was confident of winning the appeal, Andronikou said: “No I am not confident. Obviously we are looking at the situation, I think we certainly have an uphill struggle in terms of making the appeal but nonetheless we will try.”
Andronikou also claimed that following the semi-final win over Tottenham, a number of groups had expressed an interest in buying the club.
“We are in discussions with one party as you know, but we have had a number of other calls obviously as a result of the club’s success yesterday. We are exploring all possibilities,” added Andronikou.