Ex-U's assistant's sights on Southampton

FORMER Colchester United assistant manager, Micky Adams, has set his sights on becoming the new boss at Championship rivals Southampton.Adams admitted yesterday that he is interested in succeeding ex-Colchester and Ipswich manager George Burley on the St Mary's hot-seat.

Carl Marston

FORMER Colchester United assistant manager, Micky Adams, has set his sights on becoming the new boss at Championship rivals Southampton.

Adams admitted yesterday that he is interested in succeeding ex-Colchester and Ipswich manager George Burley on the St Mary's hot-seat. Burley left the Saints to take on his new post as Scotland manager last week.

Adams began this season as No.2 to Geraint Williams at Layer Road. The 46-year-old left last month, to focus on finding a new job as a No. 1. Kit Symons has since taken over as the U's new assistant.


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“Of course I want the Southampton job. It's not about sentiment, it's about can I do the job? I think if you look at my record, I can do the job,” said Adams.

“I'm delighted to be linked with it. Southampton is a club that I know well and have a lot of love for.”

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Adams made more than 150 appearances for the Saints during his playing career, and as a manager has secured promotion with Fulham, Brighton and Leicester. His last managerial job was at Coventry, before his switch to Colchester as an assistant last summer, following the departure of Mick Harford.

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