Tony Adams has claimed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a terrible coach, despite winning four trophies under his guidance.
Our former captain and defender Adams has revealed that he regularly spoke out about Arsene’s methods while he was with the club, and ended his chances of working at the club again once his playing days were up.
He wrote in his autobiography: “Actually in the original draft, I said he couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag. And though I modified that in the final article, it didn’t go down well.
“It all left me feeling that I would never get a chance in any capacity while Arsene was there.
“Much as I respected him for his long and successful tenure, my occasional willingness to pass comment on him and the team probably counted against me.”
Adams is currently trying his hand at managing for a fourth spell, taking over Grenada, who he has helped to relegation with six straight wins since taking over the club.
His record as a coach or manager is pitiful, and for him to be telling a manager who has won the accolades that Wenger is hilarious…
Wenger has simply parried off the negative comments from his former captain however, saying: “I do not give too much importance to what Tony Adams says. Honestly.”
Wenger is right to discard the comments by Adams, but does the situation leave Arsenal fans respecting our former player somewhat?
Tony has admitted to problems with alcohol over the years, and even spent two months in jail for driving whilst four times over the limit, but does his playing career mean he is spared those criticisms?