Adams the wrong choice for Pompey

Portsmouth have today appointed Tony Adams as their new manager following the departure of Harry Redknapp to Tottenham last week. Adams was of course Redknapp's assistant at Fratton Park so it was an obvious choice for Pompey to install Adams as the new manager, but personally I feel it is the wrong decision.

This is Adams' second spell as a first team manager, his first coming at League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. During his spell at Adams Park he had a win percentage of just 22%, spending just over a year at the club. The former England captain handed in his resignation in November 2003, which was accepted.

Adams joined Portsmouth in June 2006, becoming Redknapp's assistant and remained in that position until this afternoon. The 42-year old has admitted he has taken a risk in accepting the opportunity to manage the Premier League side and in my view it won't be long until he is on his way out the exit door at the club.

Just look at the likes of Sammy Lee and Chris Hutchings. Bolton parted company with Sam Allardyce two seasons ago and immediately gave assistant manager Sammy Lee the job. He only won one game in his short spell at the club which ended just six months after his appointment. When Paul Jewell left Wigan, Chris Hutchings was given the job and he did just as bad as Lee, lasting just six months at the JJB Stadium.

I feel the price of 14/1 from Paddy Power on Tony Adams to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked or leave his post is a very decent bet because if Pompey are to go four or five weeks without a win, suddenly pressure starts to build on Adams from the fans and the board and the sack is inevitable.