Harry Redknapp was kicking water bottles over on Thursday night as he witnessed Portsmouth losing 3-0 to Braga. Three days later, he was receiving the applause of Tottenham supporters after being swiftly installed as Spurs manager, leaving Pompey manager-less all of a sudden. The South Coast club have wasted little time in recruiting a new gaffer, so much for taking their time!
Sporting Life reports that Tony Adams has got the gig, despite a lack of managerial experience. While he has proved himself as an able assistant to Redknapp at Fratton Park, his only previous stint in charge of a first team ended in failure, with Wycombe being worse off when the Arsenal legend left than before he joined. Will he enjoy success this time around?
Tony Adams is set to be installed as new Portsmouth manager just over 48 hours after Harry Redknapp quit the FA Cup holders to join Tottenham and despite chief executive Peter Storrie insisting there will be no rush to find a replacement.
Former Arsenal and England defender Adams will take the top job at Fratton Park having been Redknapp’s number two since an ill-fated spell in charge of Wycombe and coaching jobs in Holland.
Are Portsmouth fans pleased by this appointment, which at least represents continuity as far as the current regime is concerned, or would they have preferred to have seen somebody more experienced at the helm? The names of Sam Allardyce and Avram Grant were bandied about, although Storrie has gone instead for the cheap organic option of Adams. What do you think about this selection?