Adams set to be offered new deal

Adams set to be offered new deal

Norman Smurthwaite has admitted that manager Micky Adams was “unhappy” that Paul Wildes has departed the club but the Chairman says that the manager will be offered a new, improved contract and a 30% increase in his transfer budget.

The long-term vision for the club hasn’t changed and I want Micky to be  a key part of that…

Smurthwaite told the Sentinel: “Micky is one of the main reasons I bought the club. He’s an exceptional manager and I don’t want to lose him.

“He’s been dealing with Paul, rather than me, on a day-to-day basis and that  will change.

“Our relationship is a work in progress, but I hope it’s one that can become  stronger all the time.”

“He was a bit unhappy (when he heard the news) and I can see why. He is the fulcrum of the club after all.

“But the long-term vision for the club hasn’t changed and I want Micky to be  a key part of that.

“He may not feel as loved as he should at the moment, but I’ve done  everything I can to protect him and the squad.”

“The [playing] budget went up 40 per cent from January and it will go up about 30 per  cent again next year,” said Smurthwaite.

“I’ve put about £2m into the club since we took over in November, including £300,000 earlier this year.

“They are serious numbers, but I’m prepared to back the manager.

“We came up with a blueprint for League One next season and it will stay the  same even though Paul has left.”

 

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