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Portsmouth No2 Adams: English coaching a laughing stock

Portsmouth assistant boss Tony Adams says English coaches are viewed as a laughing stock across Europe.

He said: "In Europe they laugh at us. The Dutch coaches don't think we are very good. I travelled around and had two weeks with Fabio Capello at Juventus and I felt, of all the responses I got, that they didn't value us very much.

"Tactically and technically they don't think we are very clued up. They like our spirit.

"I went to Holland after Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to win the European Cup Final in 2005 and they said only one club in the world could come back like that. AC Milan wouldn't have been able to recover because it is not in their mentality to try to get back. AC Milan thought it was an insult Liverpool even tried to come back.

"I wouldn't pay the next England coach £4m a year, though. I would get 40 coaches on £100,000 a year and send them into the regions."

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