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Micky Adams
Micky Adams
Personal information
Full name Michael Richard Adams
Date of birth 8 November 1961 (1961-11-08) (age 58)
Place of birth    Sheffield, England England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Full back
Youth clubs
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England Sheffield United
England Gillingham
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090 00(9)
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144 00(7)
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438 0(34)   
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Michael Richard "Micky" Adams (born 8 November 1961) is an English former professional footballer turned football manager, who was most recently manager of League of Ireland Premier Division side Sligo Rovers. As a player he was a full back, and made a total of 438 league appearances in a nineteen-year professional career in the Football League, including five years with Southampton at the highest level. He began his managerial career as player-manager for Fulham in 1994 and has led several teams at varying levels with mixed success, being named Manager of the Season twice, sacked a number of times and earning four promotions for the teams he has managed.

Born in Sheffield, Adams was part of the youth team at Sheffield United from the age of twelve until released in 1977. He turned professional at the Third Division team Gillingham in 1979, where he established himself in the first team, winning a move in 1983 to Coventry City who were in the First Division. He spent four years at Coventry before being sold on to Leeds United in 1987. He was bought by Southampton for £250,000 in 1989, where he enjoyed five years of top-flight football. He was loaned out to Stoke City in 1994, before he signed with Fulham later in the year. Appointed as Fulham's player-manager in March 1996, he led the club out of the Third Division in 1996–97, and was named as the Third Division Manager of the Season. Sacked by Fulham despite his success, he walked out on Swansea City after less than two weeks in charge, and instead took charge at Brentford in November 1997. He was sacked after the club were relegated at the end of the season. At this point he ended his playing career.

He joined Nottingham Forest as assistant manager, taking charge for one Premier League game in a caretaker capacity. He returned to management with Brighton & Hove Albion in April 1999. He led the club to the Third Division title in 2000–01, winning the division's Manager of the Season award for a second time. He then moved to Leicester City as an assistant, before finally being named as the club's manager in April 2002. He took the club to the Premier League as First Division runners-up in 2002–03, though he tendered his resignation in October 2004, having failed to keep the club in the top-flight. He took charge at former club Coventry City in January 2005, though lost his job in January 2007. He returned to Brighton in May 2008, though his second spell in charge would only last nine months. He was appointed as manager of Port Vale in June 2009, before he departed for Sheffield United in December 2010. He failed to prevent United being relegated into League One, and was sacked in May 2011; this enabled him to return to Port Vale as manager. Despite starting the season in administration, he led Vale to promotion into League One in 2012–13. He resigned as Vale manager in September 2014, and took charge at Tranmere Rovers the following month. He left Tranmere with the club bottom of the Football League in April 2015. He was appointed manager of Irish side Sligo Rovers for a three-month spell starting in August 2015.

He has been married twice and has four daughters and one son.

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Fulham Football Club - Managers

H. Bradshaw (1904–09) • Kelso (1909–24) • Ducat (1924–26) • J. Bradshaw (1926–29) • Liddell (1929–31) • McIntyre (1931–34) • Hogan (1934–35) • Peart (1935–48) • Osborne (1948–49) • Dodgin, Sr. (1949–53) • Osborne (1953–56) • Livingstone (1956–58) • Jezzard (1958–64) • Buckingham (1965–68) • Robson (1968) • Dodgin, Jr. (1969–72) • Stock (1972–76) • Campbell (1976–80) • Macdonald (1980–84) • Harford (1984–86) • Lewington (1986–90) • Dicks (1990–91) • Mackay (1991–94) • Branfoot (1994–96) • Adams (1996–97) • Wilkins (1997–98) • Keegan (1998–99) • Bracewell (1999–2000) • Riedle (2000) • Tigana (2000–03) • Coleman (2003–07) • Sanchez (2007) • Lewington (2007) • Hodgson (2007–10) • Lewington (2010) • Hughes (2010–11) • Jol (2011–13) • Meulensteen (2013–14) • Magath (2014) • Symons (2014–2015) • Grant (2015) • Gray (2015) • Jokanović (2015–2018) • Ranieri (2018–2019) • Parkerc (2019–)

Swansea City Football Club - Managers

Whittaker (1912–14) • Bartlett (1914–15) • Bradshaw (1919–26) • Thomson (1927–31) • Harris (1934–39) • Green (1939–47) • McCandless (1948–55) • Burgess (1955–58) • Morris (1958–65) • Davis (1965–66) • Lucas (1967–69) • Bentley (1969–72) • Gregg (1972–75) • Griffiths (1975–78) • Toshack (1978–83) • Livermore (1983) • Toshack (1983–84) • Chappell (1984) • Appleton (1984) • Bond (1984–85) • Hutchison (1985–86) • Yorath (1986–89) • Evans (1989–90) • Yorath (1990–91) • Burrows (1991–95) • Smith (1995) • Rimmer (1995–96) • Cullis (1996) • Rimmer (1996) • Mølby (1996–97) • Adams (1997) • Cork (1997–98) • Hollins (1998–01) • Addison (2001–02) • Freestone (2002) • Cusack (2002) • Flynn (2002–04) • Curtis (2004) • Jackett (2004–07) • Nugent (2007) • Martínez (2007–09) • Sousa (2009–10) • Rodgers (2010–12) • Laudrup (2012–14) • Monk (2014–15) • Curtisc (2015–16) • Guidolin (2016) • Bradley (2016) • Curtisc (2016–17) • Clement (2017) • Brittoncp (2017) • Carvalhal (2017–18) • Potter (2018–19) • Cooper (2019–)

Brentford Football Club - Managers

Lewis (1900–03) · Molyneux (1903) · Lewisc (1903– 04) · Molyneux (1904–06) · Cronec (1906) · Brown (1906–08) · Parsonage (1908) · Halliday (1908–12) · Rhodes (1912–15) · Halliday (1915–21) · Mitchell (1921–22) · Halliday (1924–26) · Curtis (1926–49) · Gibbons (1949– 52) · Bain (1952–53) · Lawton (1953) · Monkc (1953) · Dodgin, Snr. (1953–57) · MacDonald (1957–65) · Cavanagh (1965–66) · Gray (1966–67) · Sirrel (1967–69) · Fentonc (1969) · Blunstone (1969–73) · Everitt (1973–75) · Willardc (1975) · Docherty (1975–76) · Lyonsc (1976) · Dodgin, Jnr. (1976–80) · Callaghan (1980–84) · Blunstonec (1984) · McLintock (1984–87) · Perryman (1987–90) · Holder (1990–93) · Webb (1993–97) · Lockc (1997) · May (1997) · Adams (1997–98) · Noades (1998–2000) · Lewington (2000–01) · Coppell (2001–02) · Downes (2002–04) · Thompsonc (2004) · Allen (2004–06) · Rosenior (2006) · Fitzgerald (2006–07) · Quinc (2007) · Butcher (2007) · Scott (2007–11) · Forster (2011) · Rösler (2011–13) · Kernaghanc (2013) · Warburton (2013–15) · Dijkhuizen (2015) · Carsley (2015) · Smith 2015–)

Nottingham Forest Football Club - Managers

Radford 1889 to 97 • Haslam 1897 to 1909 • Earp 1909 to 12 • Masters 1912 to 25 • Baynes 1925 to 29 • Hardy 1930 to 31 • Watson 1931 to 36 • Wightman 1936 to 39 • Walker 1939 to 60 • Beattie 1960 to 63 • Carey 1963 to 68 • Gillies 1969 to 72 • Mackay 1972 to 73 • Brown 1973 to 75 • Clough 1975 to 93 • Clark 1993 to 96 • Pearce 1996 to 97 • Bassett 1997 to 99 • Adams 1999 • Atkinson 1999 • Platt 1999 to 2001 • Hart 2001 to 04 • Kinnear 2004 • Harford 2004 to 05 • Megson 2005 to 06 • Barlow & McParland 2006 • Calderwood 2006 to 08 • Pemberton 2008 to 09 • Davies 2009 to 11 • McClaren 2011 • Kelly 2011 • Cotterill 2011 to 12 • O'Driscoll 2012 • McLeish 2012 to 13 • Davies 2013 to 14 • Brazil 2014 • Pearce 2014 to 15 • Freedman 2015 to 16 • Williamsc 2016 • Montanier 2016–17 • Brazilc 2017 • Warburton 2017 • Brazilc 2017 to 18 • Karanka 2018 to 19 • Irelandc 2019 • O'Neill 2019

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club - Managers

Jackson (1901–05) • Scott-Walford (1905–08) • Robson (1908–14) • Webb (1919–47) • Cook (1947) • Welsh (1947–51) • Lane (1951–61) • Curtis (1961–63) • Macauley (1963–68) • Goodwin (1968–70) • Saward (1970–73) • Clough (1973–74) • P.T. Taylor (1974–76) • Mullery (1976–81) • Bailey (1981–82) • Melia (1982–83) • Cattlin (1983–86) • Mullery (1986–87) • Lloyd (1987–93) • Brady (1993–95) • Case (1995–96) • Gritt (1996–98) • Horton (1998–99) • Wood (1999) • Adams (1999–2001) • Hinshelwood (2001c) • Booker (2001c) • P.J. Taylor (2001–02) • Hinshelwood (2002) • Coppell (2002–03) • Booker (2003c) • McGhee (2003–06) • Wilkins (2006–08) • Adams (2008–09) • White (2009c) • Slade (2009) • Hinshelwood (2009c) • Poyet (2009–13) • Óscar (2013–14) • Hyypiä (2014) • Jones (2014c) • Hughton (2014–19) Potter (2019–)

Leicester City F.C. - Managers

Gardner (1884–92) • Marson (1892–94) • Lee (1884–92) • Jackson (1895–97) • Clark (1897–98) • Johnson (1897–1912) • Bartlett (1912–14) • Ford (1914–15) • Linney (1915–19) • Hodge (1919–26) • Orr (1926–32) • Hodge (1932–34) • Lochhead (1934–36) • Womack (1936–39) • Bromilow (1939–45) • Mather (1945–46) • Duncan (1946–49) • Bullock (1949–55) • Halliday (1955–58) • Gillies (1958–68) • O'Farrell (1968–71) • Bloomfield (1971–77) • McLintock (1977–78) • Wallace (1978–82) • Milne (1982–86) • Hamilton (1986–87) • Pleat (1987–91) • Little (1991–94) • McGhee (1994–95) • O'Neill (1995–2000) • Taylor (2000–01) • Bassett (2001–02) • Adams (2002–04) • Levein (2004–06) • Kelly (2006–07) • Worthington (2007) • Allen (2007) • Megson (2007) • Holloway (2007–08) • Pearson (2008–10) • Sousa (2010) • Eriksson (2010–11) • Pearson (2011–15) • Ranieri (2015–17) • Shakespeare (2017) • Appletonc (2017) • Puel (2017–19) • Stowell & Sadlerc (2019) • Rodgers (2019–)

Coventry City Football Club - Managers

Stanley (1883–85s) • Hathaway (1885–87s) • Morgan (1887–92s) • Kirk (1893s) • Maley (1893s) • Collins (1893–95s) • Cashmore (1895–1900s) • Newhall (1900–02s) • O'Shea (1902–05s) • Beaman (1905–08s) • Harris (1908–09s) • Buckle (1909–10) • Wallace (1910–13) • Scott-Walford (1913–15) • Howard (1915–17c) • Clayton (1919) • Pollitt (1919–20) • Evans (1920–24) • Harbourne (1924c) • Kerr (1924–28) • McIntyre (1928–31) • Slade (1931c) • Storer (1931–45) • Bayliss (1945–47) • Frith (1947–48) • Storer (1948–53) • Fairbrother (1953–54) • Elliott (1954–55c) • Carver (1955–56) • Raynor (1956) • Warren (1956–57) • Frith (1957–61) • Hill (1961–67) • Cantwell (1967–72) • Dennison (1972c) • Mercer (1972–74) • Milne (1974–81) • Sexton (1981–83) • Gould (1983–84) • Mackay (1984–86) • Curtis (1986–87) • Sillett (1987–90) • Butcher (1990–92) • Howe (1992c) • Gould (1992–93) • Neal (1993–95) • Atkinson (1995–96) • Strachan (1996–2001) • Nilsson (2001–02) • Ogrizovic & Peake (2002c) • McAllister (2002–03) • Black (2003–04) • Ogrizovic (2004c) • Reid (2004–05) • Heath (2005c) • Adams (2005–07) • Heath (2007c) • Dowie (2007–08) • Harbin & Bunn (2008c) • Coleman (2008–10) • Harrison (2010c) • Boothroyd (2010–11) • Harrison & Thorn (2011c) • Thorn (2011–12) • Shaw & Carsley (2012c) • Robins (2012–13) • Carsley (2013c) • Pressley (2013–15) • MacFarlane & Hockaday (2015c) • Mowbray (2015–16) • Venusc (2016) • Slade (2016–17) • Robins (2017–)

Sheffield United Football Club - Managers

Wostinholms (1889–99) · Nicholsons (1899–1932) · Davison (1932–52) · Freeman (1952–55) · Mercer (1955–58) · Clarkc (1958–59) · Harris (1959–68) · Rowley (1968–69) · Harris (1969–73) · Furphy (1973–75) · Coldwellc (1975) · Sirrel (1975–77) · Coldwellc (1977–78) · Haslam (1978–81) · Peters (1981) · Porterfield (1981–86) · McEwan (1986–88) · Bassett (1988–95) · Kendall (1995–97) · Spackman (1997–98) · Sladec (1998) · Thompsonc (1998) · Bruce (1998–99) · Heath (1999) · Sladec (1999) · Warnock (1999–2007) · Robson (2007–08) · Blackwell (2008–10) · Speed (2010) · Carverc (2010) · Adams (2010–11) · Wilson (2011–13) · Morganc (2013) · Weir (2013) · Morganc (2013) · Clough (2013–15) · Adkins (2015–16) · Wilder (2016–)

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