Tony Adams could be set for a sensational return to work in England, according to recent reports.
The Independent is reporting that Tony Adams is part of a consortium preparing a bid to complete a takeover at Sunderland.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short is actively looking to sell the club and he recently met a German consortium in London for advanced negotiations.
Short is willing to sell for a cut-price £90m deal.
With the German club only offering £50m at this stage, a group of wealthy Sunderland supporters are preparing a rival bid.
This bid is being headed by a trio of television executives: Leo Pearlman, Gabe Turner and Ben Turner.
These three businessmen own production company Fulwell73, named after a stand at their old stadium Roker Park (Fulwell) and Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup win (73).
Alongside these three, Paul Smith – who used to work for Chelsea as their business affairs director – is expected to back the bid along with Tony Adams.
Tony Adams is currently working as manager of Granada, who were relegated from La Liga after finishing bottom of the pile in the Spanish top division.
The 50-year-old, who made over 500 top flight appearances for Arsenal and has 66 caps for England, has also managed Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Azerbaijani team Gabala FK.
His role at Granada has been his first since 2012 but Adams could be set to be handed a role by Sunderland if this takeover is completed.
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