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Portsmouth confirms sacking of Adams

sports Updated: Feb 09, 2009 14:49 IST

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Premier League club Portsmouth has confirmed it has fired manager Tony Adams.

The club issued a statement on Monday that Adams, who had been in charge for four months since Harry Redknapp left to join Tottenham, was dismissed after taking only two points from a possible 27 in the Premier League and had been knocked out of all cup competitions, including the UEFA Cup. The club is 16th in the standings, one point above the relegation zone.

Portsmouth said that assistant Johnny Metgod had also been fired and that the club's director of youth operations, former Nottingham Forest boss Paul Hart, would take over as caretaker manager until a replacement was found. Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant, who had a spell as technical director at Portsmouth, is a leading contender.

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