Adams admits aspiration to manage Arsenal


Former Arsenal skipper Tony Adams has revealed he would love to return to the Gunners one day but only as a manager, rather than a Number 2 or coach.

Adams enjoyed 22 successful years at the Gunners winning four league titles, three FA Cups, and the Cup Winners Cup, establishing himself in the Arsenal history books as one of the club’s greatest ever players and captains.

The Gunners legend is currently managing in Azerbajan at FC Gabala, following unsuccessful managerial spells in charge at Portsmouth and Wycombe Wanderers.

While rumours are rife with whether Arsene Wenger will strengthen his backroom staff this summer, Adams has ruled out the possibility of returning under his former manager and mentor.

“I would love to go back to Arsenal one day, but not as No 2 or a defensive coach.

“Arsene Wenger would not let me do enough. He does all the coaching, so I don’t think I could work under him. It’s a tougher job at Gabala than at Arsenal.” Adams told the Daily Express.

The former member of the famous Gunners backline also gave an insight into the the strenghts of former manager George Graham compared with that of the Frenchman.

“George’s coaching ability and defensive structural technical ability for me is far better,” said Adams.

“It’s his strength. Coaches have strengths and weaknesses.

“And he is a lovely man, he has the respect of most of the players he has worked with.”

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