Date: 20th May 2008 at 12:11pm
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With the contract of Tony Adams about to expire once again it looked like he ‘might’ leave for good this summer…

However as he has told The News the fact that we have now made it into the uefa cup for next season means that he wants to stay: ‘at this stage, I’ve got five weeks left on my contract and I am going to fulfil it.

‘I’ve done two great years down here and it’s been brilliant.

‘We’ll talk about the future if they want to talk about the future, but I’ve got no other offers whatsoever at the moment – no-one is speaking to me.

‘Before qualifying for the UEFA Cup, I think I’d probably learned as much as I could here, I have to be honest.

‘I don’t want to waste time, I don’t want to waste their time and I’m sure they don’t want to waste mine.

‘It comes to a point where there’s nothing more I can do.

‘But now there’s the UEFA Cup to think about. I’ve never been a number two in that competition, and that’s tempting. That’s another dimension, I think.

‘To take a team into Europe is something I haven’t done so all of a sudden that becomes an interest.

‘The fact is, with Portsmouth in the UEFA Cup, if they offered me a position as number two again for another year, another two years or another three years I would definitely consider it.

‘I have never done it and all of a sudden that becomes attractive.’

I can fully understand where he is coming from and had we not offered him anything new for next season you could understand why he probably would have moved on but there is little or no chance that Adams is not going to be offered a new contract is there, so get that piece of paper in front of him and he will sign it.

Yep, Adams does want to be his own man, but if he wants to stay then it’s a no brainer really – he will stay, there is no need for him to go anywhere as he can continue his learning alongside Harry Redknapp and Joe Jordan before going off to be his own man in the future.

Next season the uefa cup, who knows what we might even offer him – and of course us! – the season after…

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