Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite is set to announce Micky Adams as the Director of Football but the decision of first-team manager may take longer.
Smurthwaite took part in a phone-in on BBC Radio Stoke on Monday evening and confirmed: “I am not sure Micky would want to be a manager. He still has football in his blood, he is still involved in football and he runs a consultancy which is successful.
“There is a lot of experience that Micky has got that, I think if we can convince him, that we would like to tap into. Like a director of football role. I hate titles but something in that way.”
The Vale owner then confirmed that his appointment of a “disciplinarian” to take temporary control of the team had been made on Sunday – which would appear to suggest that Adams’ return to the club has already been agreed and he will be in temporary charge for Saturday’s game against Yeovil.
However, Smurthwaite said he hasn’t put a timescale on the appointment of the new manager as he doesn’t want to rush into a decision.