Adams named as Pompey boss

Former Arsenal and England defender Tony Adams has been named as the new manager of Barclays Premier League Portsmouth.

Adams was in temporary charge alongside Joe Jordan for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Fulham following the departure of Harry Redknapp.

And today the 42-year-old was given the top job at Fratton Park, with tomorrow’s match at Liverpool his first test as an English top-flight boss.

Adams' former England team-mate Paul Ince, himself a rookie Premier League manager with Blackburn, said: "Hopefully he'll do well. It's good, another English manager in the Premier League, and I wish him all the best."

Ince is also positive about the increasing number of English managers in the top flight.

“It’s got to be a good thing,” he said. “The bottom line is we want to have an English international (England) manager, we don’t want to have to keep looking overseas. If you’ve got four or five in the Premier League, you’ve got more choice next time when Capello goes.”

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