Wednesday 7 December 2016

Sligo appoint former Foxes boss Adams in bid to halt slide

Published 05/08/2015 | 02:30

Joseph Ndo (pictured) and Gavin Dykes had been managing Sligo Rovers in a caretaker capacity
Joseph Ndo (pictured) and Gavin Dykes had been managing Sligo Rovers in a caretaker capacity

Sligo Rovers have appointed experienced English manager Micky Adams as the successor to Owen Heary.

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The 53-year-old has an extensive CV with a variety of different clubs across the water.

His most high-profile stint was at Leicester City where he achieved promotion to the Premier League but was then incapable of keeping them at that level.

Adams started off in the dugout as player-boss with Fulham in 1996 and made his name by keeping them in the Football League and starting their rise up the ladder.

He had stints with Swansea and Brighton and a caretaker cameo at Nottingham Forest before Leicester and later worked at Coventry, Colchester, Port Vale (twice) and Sheffield United.

His last job was with Tranmere; he left the club by mutual consent with two games remaining last season ahead of their relegation from League Two to the Conference.

Rescue

Sligo have hired Adams to rescue them from a campaign that has developed into a fight with the drop. They sit second from bottom with 16 points from 22 games and last weekend's loss to bottom club Limerick allowed the Shannonsiders to close the gap to seven points.

Joseph Ndo and Gavin Dykes had stepped in after the protracted departure of Heary but they have been unable to sort out defensive problems; their term was always going to be cut short anyway because they lack the requisite badges.

The arrival of Adams sees the Bit O'Red return to their long-standing policy of bringing in a manager from overseas. He will be assisted by former Nottingham Forest and Leicester defender Alan Rogers.

Irish Independent

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