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Adams 'Surprised' By Portsmouth Dismissal

Newly sacked Tony Adams has declared himself "a little bit surprised" by his prompt dismissal as Portsmouth manager just a few months after taking over from Harry Redknapp, even though he conceded that "results have not been good."
 
Former Arsenal and England defender Adams has overseen two victories since taking over -- one in the UEFA Cup, and one in the FA Cup, but none in the Premier League. "I haven't had a lot of time and we've had a few injuries as well and that's tough to take," he said. "We are in a results industry and the owner and chairman will point to that, but I have not had a lot of time and have certainly not had the financial backing."
 
After paying tribute to the fans and the players in the wake of the weekend's 3-2 home defeat to Liverpool, where his side twice threw away the lead, Adams added, "I was still up for the challenge. There is over a third of the season to go and I know the players at Portsmouth are good enough to stay up." Sven-Goran Eriksson, Alan Curbishley and Avram Grant are reportedly on the shortlist to replace Adams.

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