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.