Adams won just two of 16 games in charge at Portsmouth
Former England and Arsenal captain Tony Adams will be a guest editor of BBC Radio Four's flagship Today programme between Christmas and New Year.
Adams, who was sacked as the manager of Portsmouth in February 2009 after just three months in charge, will take charge of the 30 December broadcast.
An interview with Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton and a chat with comedian Alan Davies will be on his show.
The Today programme has six guest editors over Christmas each year.
Artist David Hockney, crime writer PD James, musician Robert Wyatt, politician Baroness Shirley Williams and scientist Martin Rees will also take charge of the breakfast show over the yuletide period.
Today editor Ceri Thomas said that guest editors had become "something of a Christmas tradition" for the programme.
Adams, who also spent one year as Wycombe manager from November 2003, will be responsible for between one third and a half of the programme's output and will be aided by Today's team of producers and reporters.
Adams played more than 500 games for Arsenal, winning the league title four times and FA Cup three times and was capped 66 times by England.
In 2000 the recovering alcoholic set up the Sporting Chance Clinic which provides treatment, counselling and support for sports men and women with drink, drug or gambling addictions.