Arsenal legend Tony Adams does retain ambitions of managing the club.
Adams is working in Azerbaijan as an advisor to Gabala FC, whom he also briefly managed last season. Although not in a rush to return to the Premier League, Adams admits he ultimately would like to take charge at Emirates Stadium in the future.
“I’ve done the lower leagues and it’s a different style of managing,” he told the London Evening Standard. “No disrespect but I don’t want to be Swansea boss, either. They probably don’t want me. Aston Villa? What’s the point? What can you do with them? So it’s the Arsenal or nothing and I’m not ready for that.
“But I’d love to manage Arsenal one day. Not at the moment because they have a very good manager who is off selling all their best players so I’d better not go there next week!
“I need something in between, maybe in Europe. My reputation as a coach is very good in Holland.
“I worked there for a long time at Feyenoord and Utrecht as a first team coach. If a mid-table team became available in Holland, although I wouldn’t do it in England because of my playing career, I would do it there.
“I see some managers that would take any club and get on the conveyor belt but it is not for me. I’d rather go and watch my kids play football.”