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Last Updated: Tuesday October 28 2008 13:48 GMT

Tony Adams is new Portsmouth boss

Tony Adams

Tony Adams is the new manager of Portsmouth football team, after Harry Redknapp quit the club.

Redknapp left to take charge of Tottenham, and now ex Arsenal captain Adams has stepped up from being an assistant manager to the main job.

Adams, who played 66 times for England, helped Redknapp run the team since taking the job in June 2006.

It isn't Adams' first management job, as he was the boss of Wycombe Wanderers for a while.

Tony Adam and Harry Redknapp
Tony Adams was Harry Redknapp's assistant before he left for Spurs
That didn't go so well, but since then Adams has spent a lot of time learning more about coaching in other countries, especially in Holland.

Adams said: "We've got some great players here at Portsmouth and I've been kind of responsible, with Harry, for bringing them to the club.

"It is a risk because Harry's done a fantastic job for this club and he is a hard act to follow. But I think it is my time, I think I am ready."

Adams' first game in charge is set to be a tough one, as Portsmouth travel to top-of-the-table Liverpool on Wednesday evening.