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Redknapp says Adams is going nowhere

Redknapp says Adams is going nowhere

There have been a few whispers that Tony Adams could be lined up as QPR's new manager, but although this was never likely - well in my thinking anyway - Harry Redknapp has played this down.

Speaking to The News the Pompey boss admitted that the hierarchy of QPR had been in touch with him - but only for advice on who they could look to to replace the sacked John Gregory: 'he will want to be his own man at some point, but I don't think he will be going to QPR as manager.

'The QPR chairman rang me and asked me for some advice on who to name as manager.

'I said Mick Harford, who is there at the moment. I like him. He asked me about three or four people - but Tony was not one of them'.

When Adams first came to Pompey many saw this as him being groomed to eventually succeed Redknapp. Although this could still happen it is not too likely as Redknapp does not look as though he plans to leave anytime soon - thankfully! - so Adams probably will not be that happy playing second fiddle for too long.

So Adams will someday leave Pompey - we thought this might have happened during the summer but it did not - with the expectation now that it could be the end of this season, but to be honest I would not be surprised to again see him stay longer. One thing that I am sure of though is that he will not be leaving for QPR.


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Date:Monday October 8 2007
Time: 5:13PM


I don't think so, Adams is ambitious!
08/10/2007 18:31:00
Tony is the natural successot to Harry and is surely being groomed to take over even if he is on a short term contract. He has contributed to the change in our fortunes and you feel that unlessa big position at his beloved Arsenal comes up he is destined for the big job at Fratton.
08/10/2007 18:32:00
Well not yet anyway & if not there probably somewhere else soon. Adams has itchy feet.
08/10/2007 20:58:00
i agree mate - i cannot see adams hanging around too long, he wants to be the boss again and feels he is almost ready... i still reckon we might get 1 more season out of him after this tho...
08/10/2007 23:07:00
Hasnt he got a deal now where he is almost part time???
08/10/2007 23:11:00
Tone has already said he'll be off at the end of this season - whenever he goes it'll be a big loss - He s a big pull in bringing players in ... Campbell (and therefore James), Lauren, Kanu (and therefore Utaka) Cranie - Tone is a big personality I hope he stays and one day replaces 'arry ... although I can't realistically see it happening
09/10/2007 01:11:00
I'm not sure he's #1 material, ask Wycombe!
09/10/2007 19:44:00
he wasnt no.1 material back then - but we are now several years down the line with experience sought at home and aborad, with a couple of years under the grand master too! he is almost ready to spread his wings - but from a selfish point of view i hope he stays a while longer...
09/10/2007 23:07:00
Yeah me too Rug, the guy is a legend not only in terms of his ability but also because he's been there and done it on most things in life - He has suffered adversity (albeit his own fault) and bounced back time and again - Todays pros can learn a lot from Tone - He is also very loyal, Compare his playing record with Jimmy Dickinson (it stacks up) he was probably the last great 'one club man' we'll ever see....... I've love to see Tone do well and maybe one day take charge of his beloved Arsenal.... after he's helped 'arry take us to the Champions League final that is ;)
10/10/2007 01:00:00
agree mate - sometimes i dont think that his true status in the game as a player is revealed, he really is what you call a legend and really is one of the best central defeders and leaders this country has ever produced...
10/10/2007 08:33:00
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