Wenger ‘couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag’ – Adams

Date published: Friday 19th May 2017 12:15

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has explained why he can never return to the Gunners as long as Arsene Wenger is still manager.

The Frenchman has struggled this season with the Arsenal in fifth position going into the final round of fixtures despite an immaculate previous record of finishing in the Premier League’s top four.

Wenger has come under increasing pressure from fans and pundits, with some believing it to be the right time for him to step aside and let someone else have a go.

And Adams – a former Gunners captain – thinks that quality coaching from someone like himself could have helped Arsenal to a higher league position.

“Arsene is so dominant that he was probably not going to like it if I said, ‘We’re conceding bad goals, I’m going to take the back four today and organise them,” Adams explained in his book ‘SOBER. My story. My Life’, which is being serialised in The Sun.

“Because Arsene is essentially not a coach — and that is the second reason why I believe he didn’t want me. Back in the day I said in an interview coaching wasn’t Arsene’s strong point.

“Actually in the original draft, I said he couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag. And though I modified that in the final article, it didn’t go down well.

“It all left me feeling that I would never get a chance in any capacity while Arsene was there.”

 

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