MICKY ADAMS
MICKY
ADAMS

Micky Adams was most recently manager of Sligo Rovers.

Adams has managed 13 clubs at every level of English football and won four promotions in an eventful managerial career.

His first promotion was achieved at Fulham, his last club as a player. When Adams replaced Ian Branfoot, the Cottagers were 91st in the Football League. He kept them in the League before lifting them up a division the following season.

A takeover by Mohammed Al Fayed led to Adams being controversially dismissed and replaced by Kevin Keegan in September, 1997. He befell a similar fate at Brentford when Ron Noades bought the club and made himself manager.

Later, Adams had just guided Brighton to the Division Three title and laid the platform for a second successive promotion - completed by Peter Taylor - when he was lured away by the Foxes.

It was as assistant to Dave Bassett that Adams linked up with Leicester before being installed as manager in the reshuffle that accompanied the club's drop from the top flight.

Under Adams, Leicester were able to cushion a financial collapse into administration by winning an immediate promotion back to the Premier League. Micky left in October, 2004, before making a rapid return to management with Coventry.

After two years with the Sky Blues, in which he initially saved the club from relegation to the third tier, Adams was briefly Geraint Williams' assistant at Colchester prior to a second spell in charge of Brighton which ended in February, 2009.

Micky then enjoyed a successful first season during his first spell at Vale Park, where he guided the club to a 10th place finish, just missing out on a place in the play-offs. He was also nominated for the manager of the month award in October and their campaign saw memorable league cup wins over Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.

He moved to Bramall lane during the 2010/11 campaign, with Vale placed in second position in League Two and after winning two manager of the month awards. He then returned to the Valiants at the end of that season.

In 2011/12 Adams did a remarkable job of bringing some much needed stability to Port Vale as due to the club's precarious financial position, they went into administration. As a result a transfer embargo and a ten points deduction was enfored. Despite all of this Adams still guided Vale to a mis-table finish in npower League Two.

He then guided the Club to League One in 2012/13 as his side finished third in League Two. Vale were also the top scorers in English League football that campaign.

Port Vale then enjoyed an excellent first season back in the third tier of English football in 2013/14 by finishing 9th in Sky Bet League One.

Adams began his career as a left back with Gillingham and played for six clubs, including Southampton in the Premier League.

Honours (11)
  • promotions
    • Port Vale:
      • Promotion to npower League One, (2013-04-20)
    • Leicester City:
      • Promotion to FA Barclaycard Premiership, (2003-05-11)
    • Fulham:
      • Promotion to Nationwide Division One, (1997-05-11)
  • personal-awards
    • Port Vale:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2012-09-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2010-11-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2010-09-01)
    • Coventry City:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2005-04-01)
    • Leicester City:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2002-09-01)
    • Brighton & Hove Albion:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2001-09-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2000-09-01)
  • league-titles
    • Brighton & Hove Albion:
      • Nationwide Football League Division Three Champions, (2001-05-19)
SHOW MORE HONOURS
History
club
start date
Finish date
Seasons