After a hectic Christmas and busy January transfer market Portsmouth pushed on for the remainder of the season finishing on a record 105 points 10 points clear of their nearest rivals. Talented manager Clarketti won the Manager of the Year award and was pleased to sign an extension to his contract and help steer Portsmouth to back to a higher standing in English football.
One of the most memorable stories that stuck out in the 16 / 17 season was the embarrassing 5-0 loss to Chelsea under 23s in the Checkatrade Trophy. Although perhaps unfairly as the Chelsea team did sport a couple of their aging first team. After the result the clubs players showed their appreciation to the many travelling Portsmouth fans by offering to pay for their match day tickets at Stamford Bridge.
After a series of poor results and in only a little over 3 months in charge new manager Marcelo Biesla was given the chop. Quite unlike the Liverpool board of old. With no time to make many changes incoming manager Roberto Manchini only managed to finish 11th