Date: 8th October 2007 at 5:14pm
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There have been a few whispers that Tony Adams could be lined up as QPR’s new manager, but although this was never likely – well in my thinking anyway – Harry Redknapp has played this down.

Speaking to The News the Pompey boss admitted that the hierarchy of QPR had been in touch with him – but only for advice on who they could look to to replace the sacked John Gregory: ‘he will want to be his own man at some point, but I don’t think he will be going to QPR as manager.

‘The QPR chairman rang me and asked me for some advice on who to name as manager.

‘I said Mick Harford, who is there at the moment. I like him. He asked me about three or four people – but Tony was not one of them’.

When Adams first came to Pompey many saw this as him being groomed to eventually succeed Redknapp. Although this could still happen it is not too likely as Redknapp does not look as though he plans to leave anytime soon – thankfully! – so Adams probably will not be that happy playing second fiddle for too long.

So Adams will someday leave Pompey – we thought this might have happened during the summer but it did not – with the expectation now that it could be the end of this season, but to be honest I would not be surprised to again see him stay longer. One thing that I am sure of though is that he will not be leaving for QPR.

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