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Ex-Leicester City boss Micky Adams joins Step 5 club Harborough Town

HARBOROUGH TOWN have pulled off a big coup by enticing former Leicester City boss Micky Adams to join the club to help with youth development.

Adams, 55, has a wealth of managerial experience having been in charge of Fulham, Swansea, Brentford, Brighton, Coventry, Port Vale, Sheffield United, Tranmere Rovers and Sligo Rovers.

He hasn’t managed since leaving Irish side Sligo in November 2015 but will be helping out Harborough with their next generation of stars.

The Bees, who finished 11th in the United Counties League Premier last season, hope Adams will be “an inspiration to both the players and coaches”.

Adams will be working closely with Harborough’s U18 side and is running three trial dates on June 28 and 29 and July 5.

A Market Harborough resident from his time at Leicester, Adams’ input will be a huge boost to his local side, who will be aiming to beat last season’s mid-table finish at Step 5.

A Harborough statement read: “The club are delighted to announce that Micky Adams has joined the Bees.

“After a very successful career in football both as a player and as a manager, Micky has agreed to support Harborough Town FC develop its U18 youth players.

“As well as a successful playing career Micky managed Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leicester City, Coventry City, and Port Vale. He will be an inspiration to both the players and the clubs’ coaches.”

Before moving into management, Sheffield-born Adams played over 500 times for a number of Football League clubs.

After leaving Sheffield United as a youngster, he turned out for Gillingham in the early 1980s before moving on to Coventry, Leeds, Southampton, Stoke, Fulham and Brentford.

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