Portsmouth Confirm Tony Adams Sacking

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Pompey have announced the departure of Tony Adams...

As expected following initial reports on Sunday night, Portsmouth have terminated the contract of manager Tony Adams.

The rookie boss had largely struggled in the hot-seat since succeeding Harry Redknapp in October of last year, stepping up from his role as assistant. At that point Pompey were hovering around the European places, but they now languish close to the Premier League drop-zone.

First-team coach Jonny Metgod has also departed, despite being tipped to be interim boss. Such duties will fall to Paul Hart, the director of youth operations.

Portsmouth's executive chairman Peter Storrie had clearly seen enough after Adams' side surrendered the lead twice against Liverpool at Fratton Park this weekend past, with the Reds running out 3-2 winners following a grandstand finish.

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I feel a bit sorry for Adams. He was always honest in his interviews, not hiding away.

He was open about his alcohol problem those years ago. He was also a good defender, and captain, for Arsenal.

Unfortunately he came in at Portsmouth after a successful manager, Harry Redknap, and they wouldn't give him money to buy new players.
 
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