Interview: New manager Micky Adams
Micky Adams says he is excited about the challenge of taking over as new Sligo Rovers manager.
The 53 year-old from Sheffield, England was appointed new Bit o’Red manager last night and is looking forward to beginning his new job.
“I am delighted to be here at Sligo Rovers. It’s a challenging job. I am really looking forward to getting started. I have visited The Showgrounds and the facilities the club has here are first class. I can’t wait to get stuck into the challenge.”
Adams bring a wealth of experience having begun his managerial career in 1997 and has managed clubs like Fulham, Swansea, Leicester City, Coventry City and Sheffield United with his most recent job at Tranmere Rovers.
Adams has had a small taste of the League of Ireland during his career: “I don’t know the league particularly well. I have been over before to play in some pre-season friendlies and you always get competitive game. It is a competitive league. What we have to do now is try to push ourselves up that league.”
The club are currently 11th in the SSE Airtricty League but the former Leeds United and Southampton full-back is not bothered by that and is looking forward to getting stuck into things: “I am not because you tend to normally get jobs at clubs when things are not going so well. For me and for everyone this is a fresh start and I am looking forward to it.”
Adams will be assisted by Alan Rogers with their first game being in The Showgrounds for the visit of Cork City: “We have a big game on Saturday against Cork. I am looking forward to getting back on the training ground, that is where the hard work is done. I will be meeting the players today and it is a fresh start for all of them. What has gone on in the past is gone and we will only be looking forward.”