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Name: Micky Adams  
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Date of Birth: 8th November 1961
Place of Birth: England
Profession: Footballer
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Micky Adams (born 8 November 1961) is a professional football manager in England. He also had a playing career which lasted from the late 1970's until the mid 1990's. He had spells at clubs including Leeds United and Southampton. His position was left-back

Managerial career

Fulham (1996-97)

Micky Adams moved into management with Fulham in March 1996. They finished in the bottom half of Division Three, just a few weeks after Adams moved into the manager's seat, but were promoted to Division Two as runners-up in the following season's final table.

Following the takeover of Fulham by Mohammed Al Fayed, Micky Adams was dismissed as manager in September 1997 in favour of Kevin Keegan (director of football) and Ray Wilkins (head coach).

Swansea City (1997)

Shortly after his dismissal from Fulham, Micky Adams made a quick return to management with Swansea City in Division Three but he was dismissed within ten days after taking charge of just two fixtures.

Brentford (1997-98)

Before 1997 was out, Micky Adams took his third job of the 1997-98 season when he was named manager of Brentford in place of David Webb. Brentford had suffered a slump in league form after losing the previous season's Division Two playoff final, and were struggling near the foot of the table. Adams was dismissed at the end of the season, in favour of Ray Lewington, after Brentford lost their final game of the Division Two campaign and were relegated to Division Three.

Brighton (1999-2001)

Micky Adams returned to management in April 1999 with Division Three underdogs Brighton & Hove Albion. In his second full season as manager, 2000-01, Adams guided Brighton to promotion as Division Three champions after the club had spent five seasons in the league's basement division. He set the foundations for Brighton to achieve a second successive promotion as Division Two champions in 2001-02.

Leicester (2001-2004)

In October 2001, Micky Adams left Brighton to become assistant manager to Dave Bassett at Leicester City. Peter Taylor, the former Leicester manager, was drafted in to complete Brighton's promotion campaign.

Adams, meanwhile, spent six months working under Bassett and during that time Leicester were almost permanently stuck to the bottom of the Premiership. Just before relegation was confirmed, Adams was promoted to the manager's seat while Bassett became Director of Football.

Despite Leicester going into receivership with debts of £30million and being banned from the transfer market until a takeover was completed, Adams was able to guide them to promotion back to the Premiership at the first attempt - they ended the 2002-03 season as Division One runners-up behind champions Portsmouth.

Leicester slipped back down again in 2003-04 in 18th place, bracketed together with the two other relegated sides - Leeds United and Wolverhampton - whose goal difference was weaker than Leicester's.

Micky Adams resigned as Leicester manager in October 2004 after a poor start to the Coca Cola League Championship campaign dashed the club's hopes of an instant return to the Premiership.

Coventry City (2005-)

In February 2005, Micky Adams made a return to management in the Coca Cola Championship with struggling Coventry City, a club he had been at during his playing career. Adams managed to save the club from relegation that year, and will now be expected to mount a challenge for promotion to the Premiership in 2005-06, which will be the club's first season in the new Ricoh Arena at Foleshill, Arena Coventry.

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