Arsenal boss Wenger convinced Adams about Azerbaijan job

Arsenal legend Tony Adams sounded out Arsene Wenger before agreeing to resume his management career in Azerbaijan.

Arsenal legend Tony Adams sounded out Arsene Wenger before agreeing to resume his management career in Azerbaijan.

The ex-England skipper has signed a three-year deal worth £1million a season to boss FC Gabala.

Adams insists that Wenger's career path - managing in Japan before Arsenal - inspired him to take the job.

He told The Sun: "I took the idea to Arsene. I've got an example in front of me. Arsene was successful at Monaco but then went off to work in the J-League.

"The Premier League is not a good development ground for English managers. The sack rate is 1.3 years and getting smaller. You don't get a chance."

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