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Adams won't quit on Portsmouth

2009-02-01 17:35

London - Tony Adams insists he has no intention of walking away from Portsmouth despite his side's slump into the Premier League relegation battle.

Adams was already coming under increasing pressure before Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Fulham saw Portsmouth slide to 15th in the table - just one point above the relegation zone.

Portsmouth have been in freefall since Adams replaced Harry Redknapp, who took over at Tottenham earlier this season. The Fratton Park club have lost six of their last seven matches and are without a win since November.

Adams has only presided over two league victories and reports of player discontent were fuelled by the departures of Jermain Defoe and Lassana Diarra during the transfer window.

With Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie reported to have called crisis talks with the club's owner Sacha Gaydamak, Adams could be in danger of losing his job just three months after taking charge.

But he told BBC Sport: "I'll pick us up and get on with the next game and rally the troops. I don't run away.

"I'll fight and these players have to fight and stay together. It's a scrap, but I'll be scrapping."

"I do my job to the best of my ability. It has been a tough period. The last two months have been difficult, both on and off the pitch."

AFP