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Grizzly Adams

by | 15th, January 2004

‘NOT all top players make decent managers. And adding his name to the list of Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Bryan Robson and Mark Lawrenson is Tony Adams.

Louis Saha can’t wait to get his Fulham shirt off

The Express says that come the weekend Tony Adams will no longer be manager at Wycombe Wanderers.

After only three wins in his first 14 games in professional management, Adams is ready to quit.

“I have tried everything to get the players to play, from cajoling them to confronting them and it has had no effect,” says Adams, who might have better employed his time in training his players and improving their skills.

But Adams was never about finesse. Unlike Adrian Mutu, the Chelsea striker who is the toast of the back pages for his display in the Blues’ 4-0 FA Cup victory over Watford.

But even he is under pressure. If the Telegraph is to be believed, Chelsea are set to table a bid for Fulham striker Louis Saha.

Manchester United want the player, but they will have to fend off a late challenge from Chelsea, and that’s if Fulham agree to let him leave.

As it is, the £9.8m bid for the player that had been faxed to Fulham from Old Trafford doesn’t look like being enough. Now Fulham want £18m for their man.

This is a saga that is set to drag on. Having unsettled the player by voicing a desire to get him, United might be scuppered in their plans.

Whatever the outcome, the one certainty is that football is still awash with money, although Bolton’s Jay-Jay Okocha might wish some more was flowing in his direction.

The Sun reports that the Nigerian striker has been hit by the collapse of a Nigerian bank. The African Footballer of the Year has lost £4m.

“The bank has problems and I’m in real trouble, in a real mess,” says Okocha. “I really don’t know what to do. I’m devastated.”

Well, the thing to do is to put in for a transfer – a decent signing on fee should cushion your fall…’

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