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Former Coventry boss Micky Adams considering Port Vale future after abuse by fans.

Micky AdamsFormer Coventry City manager Micky Adams has admitted to BBC Radio Stoke that he is considering his future as manager of fellow League One side Port Vale after abuse he received from the club’s fans following a 5-0 loss at Bristol City on Tuesday night.

Adams, who managed The Sky Blues from January 2005 to January 2007, as well as playing for the club in the 1980’s, said of the abuse, “Some of the abuse afterwards was way over the top and I’ll consider my future because of it.

“I don’t want to go into what was said but I’ll think long and hard about where I go.”

Adams, who’s current contract runs out in June, led The Valiants to promotion from League Two only 11 months ago, with Tuesday’s defeat leaving Vale 8 points from the League One play-off positions.

“I think I’ve done a decent job for this football club, but I cannot accept what I’ve heard tonight.

“If my players had walked off the pitch without acknowledging the supporters, we would have been slaughtered. So I made sure we all go over there and thank them for their support, and still that’s not good enough.”

Adams’ future has been the subject of speculation recently but he has always insisted he would resolve the issue at the end of the season, however following Tuesday night’s events, it may be resolved with nine games of the season still to go.

“As I have said before, I will leave my future to the end of the season,” added Adams, who led Vale to promotion from League Two just 11 months ago. “But certainly it is up in the air at the moment, the way I feel.

“I have been thinking about it loads – whether my course as manager of this football club has run its course, I don’t know.

“If you go on the football circuit they say how well we have done – the real football people.

“That’s not to say we haven’t got knowledgeable football fans, because we have, but some of the abuse at the end there was way over the top.”

The former Sky Blues boss, who led the club into the Ricoh Arena following their exit from Highfield Road and their highest finish in The Championship – 8th in 2006, following relegation from The Premier League, has already had his say on the club’s ground-share at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium, which can be read here.


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