Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric has admitted he is concerned that the stress of running the struggling Premiership club could kill him.

“I have worked so hard and I do not know how much longer I will be alive,” said Mandaric.

“A few more games like the Wigan one (Portsmouth lost 2-0 on Saturday) and a few more sleepless nights and they might not find me up the next day. I keep it inside me and I have to be the one supporting everyone and being calm.

“Before I leave I want to score the goal. That is the building of a new stadium and establishing Portsmouth in the Premier League. If I can do that and get us somewhere in mid-table I will have done my job.

“I imagine that will be in two or three years from now. I will be here next season and the season after that. I will have been at the club for nearly 10 years and maybe that will be the time to go.”

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