Sheffield-born fullback who found himself facing his old team-mates
from Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final a couple of months after joining
Leeds. At Coventry, he'd been used mainly in midfield, but under Billy
Bremner he was an attacking left-back - a position he continued in
with some success after he left Leeds to join Southampton.
Adams subsequently enjoyed some success as a manager, and was unlucky
to be sacked by Fulham to make way for Kevin Keegan when he'd already
managed to make good progress on a limited budget. He returned to
management at Brighton did a good enough job there to pick up a
When nobody else came calling to take him on, he decided to join
his old friend Harry Bassett as his assistant at Leicester City as
they struggle to escape the pit that Peter Taylor dug for them. City
were indeed relegated, and Adams took over as the club's manager,
achieving some pretty credible results as a financial crisis took the
club into administration and left them in serious danger of going out
of business. A consortium fronted by Gary Lineker acquired the
club and Adams did enough with the limited resources available
to him to drag the side back up into the Premiership at the end
of the 2002-03 season.
With limited money available to strengthen the squad, relegation
back to the second tier was inevitable - although his side did manage
to hammer Leeds 4-0 live on Sky as they slid down the table. After a
poor start to the 2004-05 season, and with rumours of dressing room
unrest on top of some poorly-performing transfer picks, October saw
Adams offer his resignation, which the board reluctantly accepted.
Mickey Adams says: y name is Mickey Adams..this picture is not of
me as I am a guitar player and a pilot. I live in Florida. This just
blows my mind.....This guy tole my page!....Arghhhhhhhhh
Thomas Marsh says: mickey adams is a legend i seen him play on the
t.v and he has made leiceser the best team in europe
El Presidente says: Mickey is still a God at Brighton and Fulham.
Had you not been shafted by Ridsdale I am sure he would love to be
your manager next season