The Independent newspaper claims that Port Vale manager Micky Adams is on the shortlist for the Blackburn Rovers manager’s job.
The newspaper claims that Brighton’s Gus Poyet is the leading contender, but he is likely to be priced out of a move as Brighton would seek a £2m compensation package.
The paper claims that Blackburn’s owners – Indian poultry firm Venky’s – have drawn up a shortlist of other possible candidates which the Independent claims includes Sean O’Driscoll, Peter Taylor and Adams.
With Blackburn seemingly in disarray and Vale in contention for promotion under ambitious new owners, it seems somewhat unlikely that if approached, Adams would take the role. However, the lure of a return to a Championship managerial role and the possibility of a tilt for promotion to the Premier League may play a part if Adams is approached.
Adams has left the Valiants when the club were second-place in the table before. However, his move to Sheffield United in 2011 was to take charge of the team that Adams supported as a boy while Vale’s finances were not as healthy as they appear at the moment. Adams was unable to prevent United being relegated and following his sacking he returned to the Valiants.
Micky Adams’ Vale record