Adams not in contention at Blackpool?

Adams not in contention at Blackpool?

Despite a Sky Sports report “strongly” linking Micky Adams with the vacant Blackpool manager’s position, the local Blackpool paper appears to have ruled him out of contention.

The Blackpool Gazette appears confident that caretaker manager Barry Ferguson will be named as the club’s manager …

The Blackpool Gazette appears confident that caretaker manager Barry Ferguson will be named as the club’s manager until the end of the season with the newspaper noting that “the Scot is expected to be named as manager until the end of the season but the club is yet to make an announcement.”

Adams, who has yet to sign a new contract with the Valiants and whose current contract expires at the end of the season, was linked to the job by Sky Sports who claimed that Adams is “thought to have admirers in the corridors of power at Blackpool.”

Adams’ contract at Vale has been the subject of much debate at Vale Park in recent weeks and some fans have wondered whether the Blackpool link could be due to people close to Adams trying to push the club to open contract talks with the popular manager.

Chants of “sign him up” rang around Vale Park during the club’s last home game against Brighton…

Earlier this month, Adams himself appeared to be losing patience with the process after owner Norman Smurthwaite told local radio that a contract was waiting for the manager to sign. Adams told the press that there was “nothing on paper in front of me to suggest there is anything there to sign” and that “I have never expressed a desire to leave this place. If everything is right I don’t see there being a problem, but once again Norman is talking about things instead of doing things.”

The majority of Vale fans have been impressed by Adams work since his return to Vale Park and some have been dismayed that the club have seemingly not rushed to offer Adams a new deal.

Chants of “sign him up” rang around Vale Park during the club’s last home game against Brighton.

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