Former Premier League manager appointed Sligo Rovers' boss 5 years ago

Former Premier League manager appointed Sligo Rovers' boss

Sligo Rovers have tonight named Mickey Adams as their new manager.

The former Leicester City, Coventry City and Sheffield United boss will take charge at The Showgrounds immediately, with his first game this Saturday against Cork City.

Former Nottingham Forest defender Alan Rodgers will assist the 53 year old.

"Sligo Rovers are pleased to announce the appointment of Micky Adams as the club's new manager and Alan Rogers as his assistant and coach," a statement on the club's website reads.

"The new management team will take up their positions immediately and will prepare the team for Saturday's home game against Cork City at The Showgrounds.

"The appointments will be reviewed at the end of the season and the agreed priorities are preserving Sligo Rovers Premier Division status and continuing our involvement in the FAI Cup."

Sligo also paid tribute to caretaker management team of Joseph Ndo and Gavin Dykes, who took interim charge of the first team following Owen Heary's dismissal.

The Bit o' Red are currently second from bottom in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division with 16 points from 22 games, with the club recognising the need to improve following recent successful years.

"The club hopes the new management team will provide the badly needed stability, boost to morale and improved results."

Adams has been out of work since leaving his position at Tranmere Rovers back in April, with the club bottom of the English Football League.

The former full-back managed in the Premier League with Leicester back in the 2003/04 season, but was unable to prevent the Foxes from being relegated.

H/T Irish Independent.