Former Premier League manager Mickey Adams takes over at Sligo Rovers
Published 04/08/2015 | 21:52
Former Leicester City boss Mickey Adams has been named as the new manager of Sligo Rovers, with former Nottingham Forest defender Alan Rogers installed as his number two.
The club parted with Owen Heary after a poor start to the season, with Joseph Ndo and Gavin Dykes taking charge of the team on a temporary basis.
"Sligo Rovers are pleased to announce the appointment of Micky Adams as the club's new manager and Alan Rogers as his assistant and coach," the club statement read.
"The new management team will take up their positions immediately and will prepare the team for Saturday's home game against Cork City at The Showgrounds. The appointments will be reviewed at the end of the season and the agreed priorities are preserving Sligo Rovers Premier Division status and continuing our involvement in the FAI Cup."
Adams was involved with eight clubs during his 19 year playing career, this included 144 appearances for Southampton. He has managed several leading clubs including Leicester City, Coventry City, Brighton and Hove Albion, Port Vale and Sheffield United.
The club also paid tribute to the fans' generosity during a difficult time financially for the club.
"After the most successful period in the club's history, this is proving a difficult season for Sligo Rovers. Sligo Rovers management shares the sense of disappointment and frustration of the club's fans. Their generous response to the recent annual draw produced a badly needed €50,000. This response, at a time when the team is struggling, is eloquent testimony to the commitment of our supporters."