Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed the appointment of former Gunners legend Tony Adams as the new boss of Portsmouth.
Adams has quickly been installed as Harry Redknapp's successor at
Fratton Park, having acted as assistant to the new Spurs boss over the
past couple of years.
Wenger commented: "It makes me very happy. I believe it is a good opportunity for him and we wish him of course well.
"He is at the age now where you have to start in this job. For the rest
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.
"I believe in life when you go wrong you can always, with intelligence and character, turn things right and that is what he did.
"He came out and said he had a drinking problem when he was a player and he showed enough strength and character to change that.
"I believed in him because everybody deserves a chance when he wants
really to change life. That basically didn't come from me, it came from
"I believe that he has natural authority, which is one important
ingredient, the second one is of course to convince everybody about
your philosophy and the way you see things."