Every now and again a managerial appointment stuns the Transfer Tavern into silence and today’s announcement from Granada that Tony Adams will be their boss until the end of the season has done just that.
The former Arsenal centre-back has an unorthodox CV since his retirement from the game, with the 50-year-old having coached Wycombe, Portsmouth and Gabala in Azerbaijan, but he can add La Liga to the division’s he’s worked in now. Granada are in a pretty poor state with seven points separating them from relegation and safety in the Spanish top tier, with only Osasuna below them, and in an attempt to steady the ship, Lucas Alcaraz has been moved on, with Adams in…
— Granada C.F. (@GranadaCdeF) April 10, 2017
Just in case you think the above tweet from the club is a wind up, here’s the man himself rocking a glorious suit…
OFFICIAL: Granada have confirmed the appointment of Tony Adams as head coach until the end of the season. pic.twitter.com/U4XI6P65iM
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 10, 2017
With Adams’ appointment such a left-field one, the reaction on Twitter has been plentiful, and here are some of the best tweets from Arsenal fans…
@sidlowe I don’t think he speaks Spanish and the team is virtually down. I think we know how this will end…
— T. ™ (@afc_tm) 10 April 2017
@ArsenalFanTV With that suit you would think Granada was a night club in the 70’s
— Banter Gooner (@BaDumTss__) April 10, 2017
— Duane Jones (@Duaneybopp) April 10, 2017
@br_uk April’s Fool’s Day was Nine Days Ago
— Glen! (@GlenGooner93) 10 April 2017
@SkySportsNewsHQ Wish he was replacing Wenger
— #wengerout (@simon_gooner) 10 April 2017
@sidlowe This just after making himself their Sporting Director as he’s CEO of the company that owns the club.
— Arsenal Nexus (@ArsenalNexus) 10 April 2017
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@SkySportsNewsHQ He is the future Arsenalfc coach when we have WEXIT at the end of the season. Congs Adam
— Mighty Robert (@robertapegu) 10 April 2017