Tony Adams has been appointed the manager of Granada after it was reported he would become their new sporting director.

  • Adams played for Arsenal his entire footballing career
  • Previously managed Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Gabala
  • Adams turned down a coaching role at Arsenal to go to China

The Arsenal legend was flown in by Chinese owner, John Jhiang, and his DDMC company, to oversee the La Liga club’s search for a new Sporting Director. It was then reported that he would be taking that role. Now he’s become their manager instead.

Granada have been in a relegation battle and were on their second manager of the season, Lucas Alcaraz. Their previous Sporting Director, Javier Torralbo ‘Piru’, was sacked.

This arrangement came about because of Adams’ connections to China. The ex-defender turned down a coaching role at Arsenal to become head of Chongqing Lifan’s academy in the summer. At Adams’ unveiling, the club also announced a link up with Granada.

Together with Jhiang, it seems that Adams has drawn up a plan for Granada, who currently sit second to last in the La Liga table.

Previous articleWenger confirms contract offers for 4 players to come in summer
Next article‘Built like a tank’ Dutch youngster being watched by Arsenal
Arsenal. Football. Life. Writing about Arsenal since 2008.