Tony Adams has revealed his ambition to one day return to former club Arsenal in a coaching capacity. The 42-year-old was a hero at Highbury having spent his entire 22-year playing career there, but his managerial pedigree away from the club has so far been less successful. Adams was unable to prevent Wycombe Wanderers from finishing bottom of League One in 2004. And after making a good start in League Two the following season, the Chairboys suffered a severe crash in form that saw them take just four points from eight games, and Adams left Adams Park after less than a year in charge. After coaching in Holland, Adams joined Portsmouth as assistant manager to Harry Redknapp in 2006, and took the reins when Redknapp departed to join Tottenham in October last year. However, he lasted only 16 games as Pompey steadily dropped down the Premier League table, and was sacked in February. But Adams feels he is learning all the time and dreams of a return to the club of his playing days. “I’ve taken things from the careers of Arsene [Wenger], Alex Ferguson, Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello, and I’m planning my career in the long term," he said. "I’d like to go step by step. I’ve got seven years of experience under my belt and I’ve worked at Feyenoord and at Portsmouth and it remains my dream to coach Arsenal. “But I still consider that I’ve got a lot to learn first.” ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter
15 April 2009
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