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Adams takes over as Brighton boss

Micky Adams
Adams left Brighton for Leicester City in 2001

Brighton have re-appointed Micky Adams as manager with Dean Wilkins offered the role of first-team coach.

Adams led Albion to the old Third Division title during his first spell in charge from 1999 to 2001.

He takes over with the Seagulls just outside the play-off positions in seventh in League One this season.

"The board feel we need a manager with the wealth of experience to help us make the leap into the Championship," said chairman Dick Knight.

"Dean's strengths lie in coaching and the development of players and that is why we have offered him the role of senior coach under Micky."


Adams has also worked at Fulham and Leicester and was most recently assistant boss at Colchester.

Adams said: "Having worked at the club previously, which was a fantastic and rewarding experience, to get the chance to manage a super football club like Brighton & Hove Albion again was an opportunity I couldn't turn down.

"I look forward to working alongside Dean Wilkins, the players and the rest of the coaching staff - and working together with the Albion supporters - to try and get this club back into the Championship as we move towards our new home."

see also
Adams stakes claim for Saints job
28 Jan 08 |  Southampton
Adams leaves job with Colchester
07 Jan 08 |  Colchester
Adams given Colchester position
14 Jul 07 |  Colchester
Adams sacked as Coventry manager
17 Jan 07 |  Coventry
Adams quits Brighton
10 Oct 01 |  Brighton

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