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Portsmouth expected to appoint Adams as manager

Portsmouth expected to appoint Adams as manager

Portsmouth will announce its new manager on Tuesday, with Tony Adams expected to succeed Harry Redknapp.
The former Arsenal captain, who had been assistant to Redknapp at Portsmouth since June 2006, has long been touted as a likely manager for the Premier League club_ even after resigning from a poor spell at Wycombe in November 2004.
"When I bought Tony Adams in, Tony wanted to be manager one day," Redknapp said Tuesday. "I thought, 'Come with me for a year or two and you can step into my job.' That's how I felt about it then."
The 42-year-old Adams followed his year at Wycombe, which included relegation to League Two and a poor run in the following season, with stints in the Netherlands, helping train a Feyenoord youth side and the FC Utrecht first team as a trainee coach.
With Redknapp having quit to join Tottenham late Saturday night, Adams and fellow coach Joe Jordan took charge of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Fulham.
The former England defender's first match in sole charge is likely to be Wednesday's visit to Premier League leader Liverpool _ the only unbeaten side in the division.


Updated : 2020-12-04 00:48 GMT+08:00