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Micky Adams takes charge at Tranmere Rovers

17 October 2014

Former Leicester City and Sheffield United manager Micky Adams has been appointed the new Tranmere Rovers manager.

The 52-year-old has only been out of work for a few weeks after leaving Port Vale earlier this season and replaces Rob Edwards in the hot-seat at Prenton Park following his sacking on Monday.

Adams, who has won four promotions during an 18-year managerial career, has a different battle on his hands with Rovers as he inherits a club bottom of the Football League and without a win in seven league games.

 Rovers chairman Mark Palios told the club's official website: "In the position the club currently finds itself we felt it was important to appoint an experienced manager with good connections and a track record of success in League Two.

"In our present position at the bottom of the league, we don't have the luxury of the time to allow a new manager to learn his trade.

"Micky has an impressive win ratio, which he has sustained over a long career and often in circumstances where he has had to operate in difficult situations or with limited budgets. His success is no flash in the pan.

"We have acted quickly to fill the post so he has as much time as possible to lift us up the table and to identify his targets to strengthen the squad in the transfer window."

 Adams added: "I'm delighted to be given the opportunity to manage Tranmere Rovers by the chairman and board of directors.

"The immediate task is to get the club off the foot of the table. There's a lot of hard work ahead but it's a challenge I'm relishing.

"Tranmere is a good club with a proud history and one which shouldn't be near the bottom of the division. In the weeks and months ahead I'll be doing everything I can to drive the club forward and to a much healthier position."

Former Exeter defender Edwards was dismissed earlier this week after less than six months in the role.

Rovers were relegated last season and had hoped to make an immediate return to Sky Bet League One but have made a poor start to life in the bottom division under Edwards, who replaced John McMahon at the end of May.

Adams will not take charge of Saturday's clash at Oxford, but will be in the dug-out for Tuesday's visit of Mansfield.

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