In slightly surprising football manager news, Tony Adams has been named La Liga club Granada’s head coach until the end of the season.
Tony Adams has been named interim manager at La Liga strugglers Granada. Struggling to compute this news, to be honest
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) April 10, 2017
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) April 10, 2017
WTF news of the day:
Tony Adams appointed manager of Granada until the end of the season. pic.twitter.com/GvAzanwxgd
— 888sport (@888sport) April 10, 2017
The 50-year-old former England and Arsenal captain will take over a struggling Granada side, who have won just four league games in 31 and sit second bottom of La Liga.
He will replace Lucas Alcaraz, who was sacked on Monday after a 3-1 defeat against Valencia.
Adams is the vice-president of a company called DDMC, a football club management company owned by Granada’s club president John Jiang, and he’s also been doing some work with his new club since November – so perhaps the news isn’t as random as it seemed.
Some expressed their hopes for Adams in his new position.
Really hope Tony Adams is a big success at Granada.
— Gary Lawrence (@garythegooner56) April 10, 2017
Just to clarify – it’s the football team, not the TV station. Although who’s to say that wouldn’t be a wise appointment?
Tony Adams joining Granada was exciting. I told him, “Ask them to bring back their Studio Tour – I used to love visiting the set of Corrie.”
— Kevin Keegan (@GalacticKeegan) April 10, 2017
Meanwhile, others couldn’t help wonder what Sky Sports pundits Phil Thompson and Paul Merson made of it all, after their criticism of Hull City’s appointment of Marco Silva earlier in the year.
wonder is there a Spanish Paul Merson type comedy character giving out about Tony Adams getting the Granada job over a Spaniard
— Leonard Archer (@fishpainting) April 10, 2017
“What about Marcelino? He did a fantastic job at Villarreal. Instead they’ve appointed Tony Adams. I could’ve relegated Wycombe, Jeff!"
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) April 10, 2017
Waiting for a pundit to tell me how Tony Adams appointment at Granada is ridiculous because what does he know about La Liga…
— kelly_welles (@kelly_welles) April 10, 2017
If Adams achieves at Granada what Silva has done at Hull, he might just keep his new team up.