Tony Adams has applied for the Singapore National Team manager’s job however he also has ‘a couple of opportunities closer to home’ after admitting he ‘wouldn’t be afraid’ of taking over from Arsene Wenger.
Mr. Arsenal has not enjoyed the best success as a manager.
Jobs at Wycombe, Feyenoord (u19), Portsmouth, FK Gabala, and Granada have all ended with the former defender doing little to enhance his managerial reputation.
That hasn’t made him give up.
A source ‘with knowledge of the matter’ told Channel NewsAsia that Adams has thrown his name into the Singapore hat.
However when he was contacted by text, he was coy about the application.
“Got a couple of opportunities a bit closer to home but I know the FAS (Football Association of Singapore) are looking for a new coach,” he replied.
Speaking to the media in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s decision to leave Arsenal, Adams, who guided Wycombe and Granada to relegation and picked up just 10 points from 16 games with Portsmouth, said that he ‘wouldn’t be afraid’ to take over from Wenger.
“I am not sure I’d want to go next [at Arsenal] after Arsene – there might be a fallout and it might be complicated once he leaves,” Adams told Sky Sports. “But I wouldn’t be afraid of it, that’s for sure.”
Adams has taken charge of 82 games as manager so far. He won 16 of them giving him a win rate of 19.5%.
Of the remaining 66 games, Adams lost 57% (38 defeats, 28 draws).
To contrast, Arsenal’s away form in the league this season, which has seen them win just three games, represents an 18.75% win rate (league games away only).