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Tony Adams has another dig at ‘friendless’ Arsene Wenger

Adams criticises Wenger

Tony Adams has had another dig at Arsene Wenger in an interview with the Guardian, saying that the Arsenal boss had no friends in England. He also accused his former manager of having a ‘weird relationship’ with money.

Below you’ll find an extract from the interview

“He said: ‘I’ve turned down every club in the world.’ But he would’ve been sacked after a year at Madrid. He would’ve had to go to from club to club. But, at Arsenal, he’s got total dominance. The board do nothing.

“Arsène has a free rein. He’s earning them so much money he can do what he wants.

“And I don’t think Arsène can let go. It’s an addiction.

“He’s also got a weird relationship with money. He’s on £8m a year but Arsenal’s junior coaches are on 30 grand. Chelsea’s coaches are on £90,000. Take seven million, Arsène, and give them all a raise.

“It’s not like he’s using the money to throw lavish parties for his friends because he hasn’t got none.

“He’s only got a few guys in France. I feel a bit sorry for him.”

Selling a book

Although criticism of Wenger hasn’t been scarce over the last few months, Adams is being accused of joining in with the hope of generating publicity for his new book, Sober. If that’s his agenda, it’s kind of going according to plan.

However, the shameless serialisation of the book has seen Adams lose credibility with a section of supporters.

Adams hasn’t got a leg to stand on when it comes to criticising other coaches about their records. He took over at Granada weeks before the end of La Liga and left with a 100% record – losing all seven of his games in charge.