Monday, 27 October 2008

Arsenal Legend Adams In Line For Portsmouth Job?

Arsenal legend Tony Adams is under serious consideration for the vacant manager’s job at Portsmouth after Harry Redknapp left Pompey without a manager for the match with Fulham, when the former West Ham United boss opted to join Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has revealed that Pompey will not be rushed into filling the post at Fratton Park, with former Gunner Adams and Joe Jordan taking charge for the visit of the Cottagers.

After mixed fortunes in his first manager’s job at Wycombe Wanderers between 2003-2004, Adams held coaching posts with Dutch clubs Feyenoord and Utrecht before arriving at Portsmouth in 2006 to assist Redknapp.

Sam Allardyce and Avram Grant have been heavily linked with the Pompey job, but BBC Radio Solent claims that Adams is a serious contender for the job. Something Redknapp is fully behind by pledging his support for the former Hero of Highbury.

Redknapp told the BBC: “I spoke to Peter about it and said 'you've got Joe and Tony, and they are both terrific guys.

“Joe is very experienced, Tony is up-and-coming in the managerial game and works very hard. I don't think either of them would do any harm, for sure.”

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