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Adams vows to give Granada players a “kick up the a***” in their survival bid

Date Posted,April 11, 2017

Tony Adams has been official unveiled as Granada’s manager until the end of the season – and has vowed to kick the relegation threatened players up the a***.

Former Arsenal skipper Adams was shocking announced as the La Liga struggler’s interim boss until the end of the season on Monday.

The ‘Nazaries’ are in the La Liga relegation zone, seven points adrift of safety, with just seven games to play.

Adams revealed he has been associated with the club for five games but was stunned when Lucas Alcaraz departed.

Adams makes himself known to the Spanish press (Photo: @GranadaCdeF/Twitter)
Adams was a shock appointment (Photo: @GranadaCdeF/Twitter)
Adams poses with a Granada shirt (Photo: REUTERS)

Adams, whose first game will be against Celta Vigo on Sunday, said: “I’ve been here five months and didn’t see this coming. I want to thank Lucas Alcaraz and wish him all the best.

“I’m very much an interim coach. I’m here to give the players a kick up the arse and win games. I have 40 years experience.

“We will be fighting to win every game. That’s what the president wants, it’s what the fans want.

Adams is friends with owner Jiang Lizhang (Photo: @GranadaCdeF/Twitter)
Granada are second from bottom and cut adrift from safety (Photo: @GranadaCdeF/Twitter)

“Practice makes perfect, that’s my way. I want us to be tough to beat. We’ve conceded too many goals.

“I will try to win every game & will try some things in training to liven up the team, as we try to achieve a miracle.

“Our focus right now is winning on Sunday. We need to be a tough unit. We have a job to do in the next seven games.”

The 50-year-old has been out of the game since spending a season with Azerbaijan side Gabala in 2010.

Adams has a tough task to keep Granada in La Liga (Photo: @GranadaCdeF/Twitter)
Adams struggled in the Portsmouth and Wycombe dugouts (Photo: PA)
Adams captained the Gunners to four league titles (Photo: PA)

Adams was also in charge of Wycombe and Portsmouth for a season but struggled to find his feet in the dugout.

He played over 500 games or Arsenal – the only club he represented during a stellar playing career.

He managed a dismal 18 per cent record at in 22 games at Pompey, although was slightly better at the Chairboys when he came out with a 22 per cent win record in his 53 matches in charge.

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