Date:Monday October 27 2008
According to the BBC and what they 'understand' Tony Adams is in talks with the club about becoming our new manager - something that I think he clearly wants, and to be fair even if we have slight doubts the majority of us would also like.
Harry Redknapp has said that he recommended Adams for the job to Peter Storrie upon his departure, other reports also say that he ruled out taking the former Arsenal captain to Spurs with him due to his Arsenal roots as he says this is not something that they would allow... well it did not stop you did it H! You grew up an Arsenal fan, despite your claims now that you were a Spurs one, the difference is I think that Adams is strong enough to resist the lure as that would seriously harm his chances of being a future Gunners manager...
Adams wants the chance to be a manager again, this is the chance for him to get it - so lets give it him I say!
Assistant managers are people that are usually groomed as natural successors to the main man when they call it a day, or whatever makes them go - he has been groomed here for the past couple of years, he knows the club and players inside out and is well respected so lets take a punt on him.
Continuity and stability is what we need, why bring in someone from outside? Give it to Adams and let Joe Jordan help him. Is it really any more of a risk than bringing in an outsider? Will they have the respect of the players that he does...
One of the current squad that is probably more than a little happy to see Harry Redknapp go is Dave Nugent and he wants Tony Adams to get the job.
Speaking to sky sports news he has backed Adams and feels that he might get more of a chance under him: 'it would be nice. He's been at the club for a while now, he knows the players and the staff, so if he gets the job then I'll be happy.
'It didn't go too well for me under Harry, but if Tony gets the job then things might go my way.
'He has a possible chance, he's favourite now, but there's a few other managers as well so it's up to Peter Storrie to decide that - but hopefully he does get it.'
Apart from the key thing that we no longer have a manager he also said that nothing has changed, the players are the same and will do a job for him - which they did on Sunday and he expects to carry on against Liverpool on Wednesday.
As for his own injury situation he hopes to be back from his latest hernia setback to be in reserve contention in a couple of weeks: 'I had an operation three weeks ago, so I've got another two weeks left yet.
'Hopefully I can start playing a few reserve games and push myself back into the first-team.
'I don't want to set any targets, though, because it's reoccurred once before and I don't want that to happen again.'
Could this be the catalyst for Nugent to finally kick start his Pompey career...
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Date:Monday October 27 2008
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