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Gibson questions Granada role for Arsenal great Adams

Terry Gibson cannot understand why Tony Adams has decided to take over the managerial role at Spanish side Granada.

Arsenal legend Adams has been named the new boss of the La Liga outfit and the Englishman has a tough job on his hands to save the club from relegation as they lie seven points from safety with only seven games to go.

Spanish football expert Gibson has been following Granada's troubles this season and does not believe that Adams will be able to do a good job in Spain, especially with so much bureaucracy involved at the Andalusian club.

Gibson said on the La Liga Weekly podcast: "The biggest issue I have with this is that Granada desperately need a director of football, they need some guidance.

"The new owners have taken over the club, we know what type of club it has been in the last five or six seasons, which involved getting promoted from the third tier to the top tier, then maintaining their position in the top flight.

"It was unique in terms of its relationship with Udinese and Watford, lots of players changing around between those three clubs, players coming in and out of club.

"With new owners coming in, we saw a whole squad depart last season. The starting XI that finished last season all left. Good players all left, so it was always going to be tough for them to survive.

"I was against the idea of a team like Granada sharing their director of football with another club in China. I can't see how that could be easy for Tony Adams to do. I think the lines become blurred."

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