Arsenal: Adams unlikely to return with Wenger in charge

Adams won 10 major honours in a 19-year stay at the Gunners and went out in style in 2002 on the back of a league and cup double.

The 50-year-old, who is currently managing La Liga side Granada, claims he tried to return to the club on four occasions in a coaching capacity, but was overlooked each time.

Adams, who has a statue outside the Emirates Stadium, reckons he is too big a character for Wenger and that counted against him.

Speaking in his autobiography Sober, serialised in the Sun, he said: “Perhaps Arsene thought I might be too challenging for him.

“He seemed to like an assistant such as Pat Rice or Steve Bould, both great club men who were not going to ruffle feathers.

“Arsene is so dominant that he was probably not going to like it if I said, ‘We’re conceding bad...
 
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