Ex-Arsenal captain Tony Adams appointed Granada head coach

However, in a surprise turn of events, Adams joined Granada earlier this month to join the struggling La Liga side as sporting director.

Granada have confirmed that Tony Adams as their manager for the rest of the season after Lucas Alcaraz and his coaching team were dismissed following a poor run of form.

The 50-year-old hasn't exactly had a successful managerial career thus far.

Adams has been working as an advisor at the Spanish club as part of his role with DDMC, a Chinese football management company tied to Granada owner Jiang Lizhang.

Adams steps in to the breach in Andalusia with Granada seven points from La Liga safety, in 19th position.

After taking up a job at Wycombe in 2003 - which he later resigned from - Adams then went on to manage at Portsmouth where he was eventually sacked after just 16 games, before a spell with Gabala.

He also claimed the FA Cup three times, the League Cup twice and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. His first match will be on Sunday against Celta Vigo.

The club puts its faith in Tony Adams as head coach until the end of the season.

Adams, who made 669 appearances for Arsenal and was captain at the club for 14 years, won ten major trophies during his stint in north London.

"Granada CF wants to thank Lucas Alcaraz and his coaching staff for their personal and professional commitment and dedication, and wishes him the best of luck for the future".

  • Julie Sanders