Arsenal legend Tony Adams has been appointed as the new manager of Portsmouth.

The 42-year-old succeeds Harry Redknapp, who left Fratton Park at the weekend to replace Juande Ramos as Tottenham boss.

Adams was named as Redknapp's assistant manager at Portsmouth in 2006 and has now secured his first top-flight managerial post. It is his second managerial role in total following a brief spell in charge of Wycombe Wanderers in 2003/04.

The former Gunner is the first of Arsène Wenger's Arsenal players to take charge of a Premier League club.

Adams enjoyed a glittering career at Highbury. He signed for Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1980 and made his first-team debut in November 1983, going on to make 669 appearances and scoring 48 goals.

Adams won 10 major trophies under George Graham and Wenger, including League and FA Cup 'doubles' in 1998 and 2002. He is the only man to captain Arsenal to League titles in three different decades.

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28 Oct 2008