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The breaking news is on Sky Sports News right now. It looks like Pompey have realised that Adams has no Managerial qualities, finally.
 
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It was only a matter of time. For such a good defender you would think defence was the one aspect of the game his team would have been good at, but they were absolutely shocking under his management.

Back to the pub eh Tony?
 

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MOTD said that pompey will announce that he has been sacked in the morning.

As I said in the Pompey matchthread, he should have resigned because this was inevitable. I appreciate the point that there were a number of individual errors that cost Pompey the game yesterday but these mistakes have been happening persistently and he does not seem capable of getting the best out of a team of players who are experienced Premier league players for the most part.

If Life was fair, a number of players would have been docked wages for some the fundamental errors made on Saturday but it is not possible to get rid of so many players and as such the manager takes the fall.

In a way, I feel sorry for Adams. I don't think he got his tactics wrong and he bought some decent players in the window. Unfortunately, the defenders got him the sack which is ironic considering he was such a good defender himself. I am not sure who they can get in to fix things.
 

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Most of the same names will be mentioned for this job as well curbishley, Keane,etc but i think it's going to be a odd choice.
 

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i think portmouth have been on the slide for a while now,i dont think there in a healthy position selling there best players without replacing them,if i were a manager id stay well clear,in fact id prefer to manage newcastle and thats saying something
 

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I feel sorry for him in a weird way, cause his team lost the last game cause of defensive errors

Anyway thats a manager's life
 

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shocked ... not i saw this one coming for sure tbh i thought it might of happened last night but i was a day late lol

avram grant would be my tip
 

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I'd back Alan Curbishley for the Pompey job, He has all the right credentials. I think the job is well suited to him and I would like to see him back in the Premiership also, he's a good man.

Whoever takes the job though, they will have a tough job getting the confidence high again in the pompey camp. Adams ballsed things right up for pompey, their a shadow of the team they were last season.
 

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what a sad loss to the world of football....this colossus of a man that tony adams is...i for one will be crying for days.
 

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Portsmouth sacked Tony Adams...

Tony Adams was sacked as manager of Portsmouth last night after a run of poor results that has left the club one point off the relegation zone.

Adams has won just two Barclays Premier League games since he replaced Harry Redknapp in October and the Pompey board decided to act following the 3-2 home defeat by Liverpool on Saturday evening.

Former Arsenal defender Adams was unaware of the move to replace him last night but executive chairman Peter Storrie has decided that his 15-game tenure is over.

Adams' exit, along with firts team coach John Metgod, was confirmed by the club this morning.

Portsmouth have taken just two points out of the last 27 available and Adams has appeared increasingly muddled under the pressure of managing a top-flight club.

Director of youth football Paul Hart has been appointed caretaker manager, but Avram Grant, Alan Curbishley and former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, now in charge of Mexico, are under consideration.

Grant has been without a job since he was sacked by Chelsea last May and Curbishley cannot take a position until his £3million compensation claim against West Ham is resolved.

Sportsmail revealed last week that Adams' job had been reprieved after Storrie asked the views of senior players following the 3-1 defeat at Fulham last week, but he took the decision out of their hands yesterday.

Adams joked on Friday that the next story in the newspapers would be that he had 'lost the dressing room'. The humour was not so forthcoming after three costly defensive errors at Fratton Park on Saturday.

A Portsmouth spokesman said: 'This has been a very difficult decision and Tony has worked tirelessly to arrest the slump in form.

'He is rightfully highly respected within the football world and played a major role in our FA Cup triumph last season. We would like to thank him and John and wish them well in the future.

'The owner and the board feel they have been as supportive as they can during a period where results have been poor. The team has played well but too many points have been dropped from winning positions.

'The priority is to remain in the top flight and we feel the appointment of a new manager will give us the best opportunity to enable us to do this.'

Pompey have not won in the Premier League since they beat Blackburn - themselves in the final days of Paul Ince's failed reign - on November 30.

Despite Adams' disastrous spell at Wycombe, where he presided over relegation to League Two, then a dramatic slump the following season - he was given the opportunity to manage the FA Cup holders when Redknapp departed suddenly to Tottenham.

Portsmouth were seventh in the League when Adams took over and there appeared no immediate threat of relegation after they beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in his third game in charge.

But Pompey striker Peter Crouch admitted last week that there had been a 'ruck in the dressing room' following the miserable loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage nine days ago and then admitted a team meeting had been called in the manager's absence during the week.

Crouch had supported Adams in a conversation with Storrie last weekend, blaming his team-mates for their failure to improve on a wretched run of form.

The England striker, along with defender Sylvain Distin and keeper David James, reiterated those thoughts in a team gathering at the training ground early last week, but it made no difference against Liverpool.

Despite twice taking the lead against Rafa Benitez's team, Pompey were pegged back, then allowed an unmarked Fernando Torres to head Liverpool's winner in injury-time.

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Is Pompey right to sacked Tony ?

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This has been coming. Adams' record is even worse than Alain Perrin's so he's done well to last this long. He was desperately unfortunate against Liverpool though. To be 2-1 up with 5 minutes to go and then lose the game was bound to be the final nail in his coffin.
 

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I could see this coming with recent pompey results. He was a great palyer but a bad manager tbh. To have a goal advantage till the 85th minute and than lose the game it's unacceptable even when playing with loserpool.
 

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How is that Adams fault though? Did you see the shambolic mistakes made by one or two individuals that lost them that game?
 
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