Date: 24th December 2006 at 2:48pm
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Upon issuing a statement revealing he will leave Portsmouth at the end of the season, Tony Adams says he would jump at the chance to be Arsenal gaffer.

Mr Arsenal says the Arsenal set up is superb and he would have to be shook in the head not to accept the job should (god forbid) Arsene Wenger step down.

‘Who wouldn’t jump at the chance of that?’ Adams stated. ‘Of course I’d love to manage Arsenal. The club was part of my life for so long.’

‘Okay, Highbury will always be my home but what a fantastic setup they have.’

‘Everything is in place – the backroom staff, the facilities, the training ground, and the scouting network is phenomenal.’

Tony also revealed his reasons for leaving Pompey, saying being assistant manager is very frustrating.

‘The agreement between myself and Harry Redknapp was always that I’d stay at Fratton Park for a year,’ said Adams

‘We have a great working relationship and I have learned an awful lot under Harry.’

‘But assistant manager is the most frustrating job in football. You make suggestions not decisions.’