Tony Adams Takes Charge Of Qabala FC

11 05 2010

Photo by Isriya Paireepairit

Tony Adams has found a way back into management as the new manager of Azerbaijani side Qabala FC (Gabala FC).

The 43 year old has signed a three year deal that will reportedly earn him £1 million a year. He plans to relocate his family to Azerbaijan as part of the move.

Adams has previously been a manager at Wycombe Wanderers and Pourtsmouth but has been out of work for fifteen months since he was sacked from the south coast club. Tony also worked as a coach in the Netherlands at Feyenoord and FC Utrecht.

The Arsenal legend has been in attendance at Qabala’s last two Unibank Premyer Liqasa games; a 1-0 win over Baku and a 0-0 draw with Neftchi last Sunday.

The Azerbaijan season ends on Friday and it remains unclear whether Adams will be in charge of that game. Qabala finished the regular season in 5th and are now 6th in the championship group of the Unibank Premyer Liqasa although they could finish in 5th with a win in their final game. Qabala finished 10th in 2008/09 so have improved this year. The club has a large financial backing and see the appointment of Adams as a signal of their ambitions.

Souces: The Guardian newspaper and




2 responses

7 06 2010

Interesting and informative. But will you write about this one more?

24 06 2010
Matt Barker - engfootyabroad

We will be looking to follow how Tony Adams goes on in future seasons in Azerbaijan.

Gabala’s (Qabala) games we be featured in the roundups when the season starts again and any major stories will be report on for the home page.

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