While Tony Adams is no longer at the Portsmouth helm, Chief executive Peter Storrie wants everyone to know that they gave the former manager every chance to make good on his promise of bringing success to the club.
“It was a very difficult decision, particularly when it’s such a nice guy as Tony,” Storrie told the club’s official website.
“I feel we have been very, very supportive of Tony but he’s been a very, very unlucky manager.
“We’ve played well in games and not finished games off, there have been individual mistakes, but it was a point where we had to say, ‘How many more games can we continue to be unlucky in?’.
“We have two vital matches coming up where we have to get points from and we felt we had to make the change now rather than later.” (Portsmouth FC Website)
Adams’ most disheartening loss had to be the one against Liverpool. I’m sure everyone would agree that it was probably the loss that sealed his fate at the club. For a nice guy like Adams, it’s tough to see such hard luck given to one man. But sometimes the game of football has a strange of dealing pain to those who probably don’t deserve it.
What do Pompey supporters make of Adams’ run at the club? Was it just a run of bad luck, or was he just the wrong man for the job?