Tony Adams, another Arsenal great becomes Pompey's manager following Harry Redknapp's departure to Spurs. Adams served as an assistant to Redknapp the last two seasons and was instrumental in bringing some defensive heft with Sol Campbell and Sylvain Distin's transfers.
Arsene Wenger on his former captain:
Arsene Wenger, who managed Adams for the last six years of his career at Arsenal, thinks his former captain has the attributes to succeed.
"He is at the age now where you have to start in this job," Wenger said. "I believe he has a good squad and he has worked a lot now in this job and I think he is ready. Tony has now much more experience because he has been abroad and has been at Portsmouth as an assistant.
"I believe he has the qualities and that is why I am very positive about it."
Adams has to hang onto his players especially Jermaine Defoe one of the few productive weapons in an team that has struggled to score goals and who might ironically be targeted by Redknapp for a transfer to bolster the flagging Spurs attack.