Chairman Paul Wildes has praised Micky Adams’ “magnificent accomplishment” and claimed that Vale’s struggles at the start of the season meant that the Vale boss had half the transfer budget of the other promoted sides.
Both Martin Allen, at Gillingham, and Steve Evans, at Rotherham, had huge wage bills compared to what Micky had…
Wildes told the Sentinel: “People might not fully appreciate what he did, and how he galvanised the team.
“Before we arrived, people weren’t being paid, players’ contracts were being altered and there was no training kit.
“It was a bit of a shambles, but he has turned it around. His man-management skills have been unbelievable.
“Both Martin Allen, at Gillingham, and Steve Evans, at Rotherham, had huge wage bills compared to what Micky had.
“Their budgets were perhaps two or three times the size of ours.
“But we managed to get over the finish line thanks to Micky and his vast experience in the game.”