Sky Sports have suggested that Port Vale manager Micky Adams is one of the leading contenders for the vacant manager’s role at Gillingham.
The League Two outfit are looking for a new manager to take the reins after Andy Hessenthaler left the club, following the failure to reach the play-offs.
According to the Sentinel, Adams refused to comment on Thursday, but the Vale boss is known to be a close friend of Paul Scally, the chairman of the Gills.
Adams spent four years at Gillingham as a player and according to Sky his achievements with Vale have been noted at the Priestfield Stadium.
This is Adams’ second spell with the Valiants. He originally joined the club in June 2009 but left in December 2010 to join Championship side Sheffield United. After he was sacked by United he joined Vale for a second time in May 2011.
The Sky report makes much of Adams’ difficult season and how he has had to work under administration and a ten point deduction.
However, the club are close to leaving administration and Adams has indicated that he can work well with new owner Keith Ryder and under the new regime the Valiants could target promotion in the new season.
A Gillingham spokesman refused to comment on the Adams reports.