Newly sacked Tony Adam
s has declared himself "a little bit surprised" by his prompt dismissal as Portsmouth manager just a few months after taking over from
, 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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