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Marc 06-29-2006 02:27 AM

Adams named Portsmouth assistant
Portsmouth have appointed Tony Adams as Harry Redknapp's assistant manager.
The ex-England defender will take up his role on Saturday and replaces Kevin Bond who moved to Newcastle.

The 39-year-old former Arsenal captain has managed Wycombe Wanderers and coached in Holland following his retirement in 2002.

Redknapp told the club website: "Tony can do a great job for us, he knows the game inside out and I'm really looking forward to him working alongside me."

The role is Adams' first in the English top-flight and the first time he will have worked under the former West Ham manager.

Adams spoke of his admiration for Redknapp earlier this month.

He said: "Harry's a guy I respect and one I'd love to work with.

"He (Redknapp) obviously thinks a lot of me to approach me and I've got a lot of admiration for him. The respect I've got for him is second to none, he's a great man.

"I love the character he is. He seems really honest and that's all I've ever wanted, to work for people who are like that."

portsmouth doing ereally well in the off season and it continues with signing adams as there assistant coach..these are good signs for portsmouth..:)

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