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12th Dec 2018

Tony Adams has found his next job, in Rugby League

Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams has been nominated to become the President of the Rugby Football League for 2019

Reuben Pinder

And you thought him getting the Granada job was strange.

Tony Adams appears to have found himself a new job, not in football, but in Rugby League.

The former Arsenal and England captain was last employed by Granada, but he could not save the Spanish club from relegation to the second tier, despite bringing out his best dance moves.

He has now been selected as the next president of Rugby League, and will succeed Andy Burnham next summer.

A statement on the Rugby League website states:

“Tony Adams MBE has been nominated to become the 29th President of the Rugby Football League in 2019.

“The former Arsenal and England captain, who has become closely linked to the game’s welfare programmes through the Sporting Chance charity he founded in 2000, will succeed the current President, Andy Burnham, next summer.

While Tony Adams said:

“It will be an honour to become the next President of the RFL. I am passionate about working with everyone in the sport to raise the profile of mental health, wellness and resilience, for players and for everyone in Rugby League.

“I’d like to play my part in championing this brilliant sport on the national stage.”

Adams has previously managed Portsmouth in the Premier League, when he won just four of his 22 games as coach and was sacked in February 2009. He was also Wycombe Wanderers manager for a year before leaving in November 2004.

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