Tony Adams has turned down the chance to coach Arsenal’s u18 side after years of moaning that there was no role for him at the club.

The Arsenal legend has decided instead to head for that footballing hotspot, China, where footballers are going for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with money.

I shouldn’t moan, if someone offered me the change to quadruple (or more) my wages, I’d  probably be off like a shot – buut what if it meant leaving what I’d always said was my dream job?

The Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal offered the coaching role to Adams on the proviso that he completed a trial period, which is not an unreasonable request given his track record in management and coaching so far.

Just a few weeks into the trial, Adams decided he’d rather go to China, leaving Arsenal looking for another assistant for Kwame Ampadu.

Adams will now work for Chongqing Lifan, a Chinese Super League side that was founded 21 years ago (also known as Qianwei Wuham when they were founded in 1995, they were rebranded in 2005 for the seventh time).

In 2013, Adams told the Sun, “Look, I would make the tea for Arsenal Football Club, but I thought I ticked all the boxes.

‘”I don’t need the money. I would put the good of the club first in every case and I could mediate well within the club.”

And “Coaching is what I love. But back in England? There is only one club I would want to go back to and be No.1 or even on the backroom staff – and that is Arsenal,” he told Mirror Football in 2011.

“If Arsene Wenger wanted me to join in some capacity, that would interest me a lot.”

Not as much as you thought, eh Tone?