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Struggling Granada put faith in Tony Adams

 

By Ed Malyon

Former Arsenal defender Tony Adams has been named manager of La Liga club Granada until the end of the season.

The 50-year-old former England international is the shock choice to replace Lucas Alcaraz, who was sacked yesterday.

Adams has coaching experience in Azerbaijan and also with Wycombe Wanderers and Portsmouth, and has been serving in an advisory role with the Spanish club since their takeover by Chinese investors DDMC in 2016.

Granada are struggling in La Liga and are currently seven points from safety in 19th place.

The Andalucian club said: “After evaluating the situation, Granada has decided to end the reign of Lucas Alcaraz.

“In his place, the club puts all its confidence in Tony Adams.”

Adams said last week of his role with the La Liga side: “Our aim is that our squad will contain mostly Spanish players next year. We want to be a mid-table team in La Liga with players who belong to Granada, with a world-class Academy developing Spanish players.”

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