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Micky Adams

Full name: Michael Richard Adams
Birthdate: 08.11.1961
Birthplace: Sheffield
Joined from: Brighton & Hove Albion
Nationality: England
Honours: First Division Runners-up 2002-03
Other clubs as manager: Fulham, Swansea City, Brentford, Nottingham Forest (caretaker), Brighton & Hove Albion (2), Coventry City, Port Vale (2), Sheffield United
Serving Period: 07.04.2002 - 11.10.2004
Games: 110
Wins: 41
Draws: 37
Losses: 32
Manager Profile

Sheffield-born Adams - who was also a Sheffield United fan and started his playing career as a youngster at Bramall Lane - will be remembered for guiding City back to the Premier League at the first attempt when he fully took charge of the club in the 2002-03 season, a feat made even more impressive given the Foxes entered administration that season and weren't allowed to sign anyone.

Indeed, Adams somewhat made a name for himself as being a manager who could work minor miracles with clubs struggling financially, as he did with City when he took charge with the club in receivership, and also with Fulham and Brighton.

As a player he moved from the Blades' youth academy to Gillingham's, where he went on to make 92 league appearances before moving on to play similar stints with Coventry City - who he later went on to manage - and Leeds United. He spent the bulk of his playing days with Southampton before going on to Fulham, where he took his first managerial job as player-manager. It proved successful, with Adams helping the club avoid the drop to non-league football in 1996 and then taking them to promotion the following season, earning him the Third Division Manager of the Season award.

After Mohamed Al-Fayed took over Fulham Adams was dismissed, and he went on to short player-manager spells with Swansea and Brentford before Dave Bassett offered him the chance to be his assistant manager at Nottingham Forest. Following Bassett's dismissal, Adams followed him out of the door and went on to manage Brighton, where he enjoyed great success in helping them stay in the league and earn promotion the following season, in 2000-01. He also oversaw a great start to the following season, which lay the foundations for another promotion for the Seagulls, which was completed by Peter Taylor after Adams left Brighton in October 2001.

He joined City as assistant manager to Bassett, for a second time following his stint at Forest, citing reasons to get closer to his dream of managing in the Premier League. The 'carrot' that attracted him to the Walkers Stadium was the fact that Bassett was to move 'upstairs' at the end of the season, leaving Adams free to take full control for the 2002-03 season. He did just that, but only after Leicester were relegated from the top flight. Still, despite City going into receivership and being banned from making transfers until a takeover was complete, Adams produced minor miracles in guiding the club back to the Premier League at the first attempt, finishing second behind Portsmouth.

He signed a new three-year deal with the club at the end of that season, and went on to manage the club in the Premier League for the 2003-04 campaign. But from then on things proved problematic, with City suffering relegation and becoming known somewhat as a 'yo-yo' club. He was also in charge when trouble flared in La Manga, Spain, when three players were charged with sexual assault. The allegations proved false but they were testing times, with Adams offering his resignation but the club rejecting it.

But in October 2004, with the club suffering a poor start to their Championship campaign, and looking unlikely to bounce back to the top flight, Adams resigned as Foxes manager. He later went on to manager Coventry City, Port Vale and Sheffield United.

Competition Total Won Draw Lost F A Win %
League 100 37 36 27 140 122 37%
FA Cup 4 1 1 2 6 9 25%
League Cup 6 3 0 3 9 9 50%
Europe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All matches 110 41 37 32 155 140 37.27%

All matches(110)

# Date Pos Result Opposition Competition
113.04.2002202 - 2Everton (A)Premier League
220.04.2002202 - 2Aston Villa (H)Premier League
327.04.2002200 - 0Fulham (A)Premier League
411.05.2002202 - 1Tottenham Hotspur (H)Premier League
510.08.200262 - 0Watford (H)Division One
614.08.200211 - 0Stoke City (A)Division One
718.08.200281 - 6Ipswich Town (A)Division One
824.08.200262 - 1Reading (H)Division One
927.08.200270 - 0Crystal Palace (A)Division One
1031.08.200232 - 0Gillingham (H)Division One
1107.09.200223 - 2Wimbledon (A)Division One
1210.09.2002-4 - 2Hull City (A)League Cup 1
1314.09.200223 - 1Derby County (H)Division One
1417.09.200224 - 0Bradford City (H)Division One
1521.09.200220 - 0Sheffield Wednesday (A)Division One
1628.09.200221 - 0Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)Division One
1702.10.2002-2 - 1Sheffield Wednesday (A)League Cup 2
1805.10.200220 - 0Norwich City (A)Division One
1919.10.200230 - 1Burnley (H)Division One
2026.10.200232 - 2Nottingham Forest (A)Division One
2129.10.200222 - 1Coventry City (H)Division One
2202.11.200222 - 0Portsmouth (A)Division One
2305.11.2002-0 - 2Manchester United (A)League Cup 3
2409.11.200222 - 0Walsall (H)Division One
2516.11.200222 - 2Millwall (A)Division One
2623.11.200222 - 1Rotherham United (H)Division One
2726.11.200220 - 2Preston North End (A)Division One
2830.11.200222 - 1Grimsby Town (A)Division One
2907.12.200220 - 0Sheffield United (H)Division One
3014.12.200224 - 1Millwall (H)Division One
3120.12.200221 - 0Brighton & Hove Albion (A)Division One
3226.12.200221 - 2Ipswich Town (H)Division One
3328.12.200222 - 1Watford (A)Division One
3404.01.2003-2 - 0Bristol City (H)FA Cup 3
3511.01.200320 - 0Stoke City (H)Division One
3618.01.200322 - 3Gillingham (A)Division One
3725.01.2003-1 - 4Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)FA Cup 4
3828.01.200323 - 1Reading (A)Division One
3901.02.200321 - 0Crystal Palace (H)Division One
4008.02.200324 - 1Walsall (A)Division One
4117.02.200321 - 1Portsmouth (H)Division One
4222.02.200324 - 0Wimbledon (H)Division One
4301.03.200321 - 1Derby County (A)Division One
4404.03.200320 - 0Bradford City (A)Division One
4508.03.200321 - 1Sheffield Wednesday (H)Division One
4615.03.200322 - 1Preston North End (H)Division One
4718.03.200322 - 1Burnley (A)Division One
4822.03.200322 - 1Coventry City (A)Division One
4905.04.200322 - 0Grimsby Town (H)Division One
5008.04.200321 - 0Nottingham Forest (H)Division One
5112.04.200311 - 1Rotherham United (A)Division One
5219.04.200312 - 0Brighton & Hove Albion (H)Division One
5321.04.200321 - 2Sheffield United (A)Division One
5427.04.200321 - 1Norwich City (H)Division One
5504.05.200321 - 1Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)Division One
5616.08.2003102 - 2Southampton (H)Premier League
5723.08.2003141 - 2Chelsea (A)Premier League
5826.08.2003140 - 0Middlesbrough (H)Premier League
5930.08.2003161 - 3Aston Villa (A)Premier League
6015.09.2003114 - 0Leeds United (H)Premier League
6120.09.2003131 - 2Liverpool (A)Premier League
6223.09.2003-1 - 0Crewe Alexandra (H)League Cup 2
6327.09.2003151 - 4Manchester United (H)Premier League
6404.10.2003190 - 2Fulham (A)Premier League
6519.10.2003201 - 2Tottenham Hotspur (H)Premier League
6625.10.2003203 - 4Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)Premier League
6729.10.2003-0 - 1Aston Villa (A)League Cup 3
6802.11.2003182 - 0Blackburn Rovers (H)Premier League
6909.11.2003153 - 0Manchester City (A)Premier League
7022.11.2003151 - 1Charlton Athletic (H)Premier League
7129.11.2003122 - 0Portsmouth (A)Premier League
7206.12.2003151 - 1Arsenal (H)Premier League
7313.12.2003160 - 2Birmingham City (H)Premier League
7420.12.2003172 - 3Everton (A)Premier League
7526.12.2003181 - 1Newcastle United (H)Premier League
7628.12.2003172 - 2Bolton Wanderers (A)Premier League
7703.01.2004-2 - 2Manchester City (A)FA Cup 3
7807.01.2004170 - 0Southampton (A)Premier League
7911.01.2004180 - 4Chelsea (H)Premier League
8014.01.2004-1 - 3Manchester City (H)FA Cup 3 rep
8117.01.2004183 - 3Middlesbrough (A)Premier League
8231.01.2004180 - 5Aston Villa (H)Premier League
8307.02.2004181 - 3Newcastle United (A)Premier League
8410.02.2004181 - 1Bolton Wanderers (H)Premier League
8522.02.2004194 - 4Tottenham Hotspur (A)Premier League
8628.02.2004190 - 0Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)Premier League
8713.03.2004171 - 0Birmingham City (A)Premier League
8820.03.2004171 - 1Everton (H)Premier League
8928.03.2004180 - 0Liverpool (H)Premier League
9005.04.2004182 - 3Leeds United (A)Premier League
9110.04.2004190 - 2Fulham (H)Premier League
9213.04.2004190 - 1Manchester United (A)Premier League
9317.04.2004190 - 1Blackburn Rovers (A)Premier League
9424.04.2004191 - 1Manchester City (H)Premier League
9501.05.2004202 - 2Charlton Athletic (A)Premier League
9608.05.2004183 - 1Portsmouth (H)Premier League
9715.05.2004181 - 2Arsenal (A)Premier League
9807.08.2004150 - 0West Ham United (H)Championship
9911.08.200462 - 1Derby County (A)Championship
10014.08.2004150 - 2Millwall (A)Championship
10121.08.2004190 - 1Watford (H)Championship
10228.08.2004171 - 1Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)Championship
10330.08.2004190 - 1Brighton & Hove Albion (H)Championship
10411.09.2004172 - 0Rotherham United (A)Championship
10514.09.2004113 - 2Sheffield United (H)Championship
10618.09.2004130 - 0Burnley (H)Championship
10725.09.2004162 - 3Queens Park Rangers (A)Championship
10828.09.2004102 - 0Gillingham (A)Championship
10902.10.2004111 - 1Preston North End (H)Championship
11004.10.2004-2 - 3Preston North End (H)League Cup 2

Micky Adams transfers in

Player Club Fee Date
Nicky Summerbee Nottingham Forest Free 08.08.2002
Billy McKinlay Clydebank Free 08.08.2002
Steve Howey Manchester City Unknown 06.06.2003
Riccardo Scimeca Nottingham Forest Free 24.06.2003
Paul Brooker Brighton & Hove Albion Free 26.06.2003
Danny Coyne Grimsby Town Free 03.07.2003
Keith Gillespie Blackburn Rovers Free 08.07.2003
Les Ferdinand West Ham United Free 11.07.2003
Lilian Nalis Chievo Free 11.07.2003
Ben Thatcher Tottenham Hotspur £300,000 18.07.2003
Nicolas Priet Olympique Lyonnais Unknown 22.07.2003
Craig Hignett Blackburn Rovers Free 25.07.2003
John Curtis Blackburn Rovers Free 06.08.2003
Marcus Bent Ipswich Town On loan 01.09.2003
Nikos Dabizas Newcastle United Free 02.01.2004
Steve Guppy Celtic Free 15.01.2004
Peter Canero Kilmarnock £250,000 20.01.2004
Steffen Freund 1. FC Kaiserslautern On loan 01.02.2004
Lee Morris Derby County £120,000 02.02.2004
Dion Dublin Aston Villa Free 01.07.2004
Jason Wilcox Leeds United Free 01.07.2004
Danny Tiatto Manchester City Free 01.07.2004
Gareth Williams Nottingham Forest £500,000 01.07.2004
Kevin Pressman Sheffield Wednesday Free 14.07.2004
Martin Keown Arsenal Free 20.07.2004
David Connolly West Ham United £500,000 20.07.2004
Nathan Blake Wolverhampton Wanderers Free 30.07.2004
Joey Gudjonsson Real Betis Free 01.08.2004
Chris Makin Ipswich Town Free 02.08.2004
Scott Gemmill Everton Free 05.08.2004
Kevin Harper Portsmouth On loan 08.09.2004

Micky Adams bought 31 players for £1,670,000

Micky Adams transfers out

Player Club Fee Date
Jacob Laursen AGF Aarhus On loan 25.04.2002
Arnar Gunnlaugsson Released Free May 2002
Gary Rowett Charlton Athletic £2,500,000 12.05.2002
Robbie Savage Birmingham City £1,250,000 30.05.2002
Dennis Wise Sacked Unknown 02.08.2002
Lee Marshall West Bromwich Albion £700,000 14.08.2002
Tim Flowers Manchester City On loan 16.08.2002
Matthew Piper Sunderland £3,500,000 21.08.2002
Simon Royce Queens Park Rangers On loan 23.08.2002
Damien Delaney Mansfield Town On loan 06.09.2002
Simon Royce Queens Park Rangers On loan 14.10.2002
Damien Delaney Hull City £50,000 17.10.2002
Jacob Laursen Released Free November 2002
Michael Price Boston United On loan 20.02.2003
Stefan Oakes Crewe Alexandra On loan 04.03.2003
Martin Reeves Hull City On loan 07.03.2003
Nicky Summerbee Released Free May 2003
Tim Flowers Retired Unknown May 2003
Darren Eadie Released Free 02.06.2003
Martin Reeves Northampton Town Free 07.06.2003
Jonathan Stevenson Swindon Town Free 19.06.2003
Simon Royce Charlton Athletic Free 27.06.2003
Michael Price Darlington Free July 2003
Stefan Oakes Walsall Free 03.07.2003
Jon Ashton Oxford United Free 08.09.2003
Tommy Wright Brentford On loan 12.09.2003
Trevor Benjamin Gillingham On loan 19.09.2003
Matt Heath Stockport County On loan 23.10.2003
Brian Deane West Ham United Free 31.10.2003
Trevor Benjamin Rushden & Diamonds On loan 15.11.2003
Alan Rogers Wigan Athletic On loan 01.12.2003
Gerry Taggart Stoke City On loan 07.12.2003
Tommy Wright Brentford On loan 11.12.2003
Trevor Benjamin Brighton & Hove Albion On loan 15.01.2004
Steve Howey Bolton Wanderers Free 31.01.2004
John Curtis Portsmouth Free 02.02.2004
Andy Impey Nottingham Forest On loan 13.02.2004
Craig Hignett Crewe Alexandra On loan 19.02.2004
Gerry Taggart Stoke City Free 26.02.2004
Paul Brooker Reading On loan 26.02.2004
Matt Elliott Ipswich Town On loan 15.03.2004
Steve Guppy Released Free May 2004
Craig Hignett Released Free 17.05.2004
Alan Rogers Nottingham Forest Free 17.05.2004
Andy Impey Nottingham Forest Free 19.05.2004
Riccardo Scimeca West Bromwich Albion £100,000 20.05.2004
Paul Murphy Dundalk Free June 2004
Muzzy Izzet Birmingham City Free 03.06.2004
Matthew Jones Retired Unknown 04.06.2004
Paul Dickov Blackburn Rovers £150,000 07.06.2004
Ben Thatcher Manchester City £100,000 21.06.2004
Billy McKinlay Fulham Free July 2004
Paul Brooker Reading Unknown 02.07.2004
Junior Lewis Hull City Free 05.07.2004
Les Ferdinand Bolton Wanderers Free 05.07.2004
Callum Davidson Preston North End Free 10.07.2004
Danny Coyne Burnley £25,000 16.07.2004
Nicolas Priet Doncaster Rovers Free 23.07.2004
Frank Sinclair Burnley Free 23.07.2004
Chris O'Grady Notts County On loan 24.09.2004

Micky Adams sold 60 players for £8,375,000
Manager 1 of 38 ordered a-z

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