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first_imgAdams won four league titles with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Having experienced alcoholism and drug addiction himself, Adams admits that his old club plays on his mind when he hits low points.‘If I ever have a really bad day, if I’m feeling irritable, disconnected, fidgety, bored, looking out the window – the feeling that used to make me drink or go out and play football – if I don’t meditate or run or go for meetings, I think, “Ooh, I really fancy playing or managing again”,’ Adams continued.‘And I think, ‘Why am I not managing Arsenal?’ But it’s like why am I not managing Littlewoods? It’s not reality.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdams will be busy with a new role when he takes over as president of the Rugby Football League in the summer from Andy Burnham.‘It will be an honour to become the next president of the RFL,’ Adams said. ‘I am passionate about working with everyone in the sport to raise the profile of mental health, wellness and resilience, for players and for everyone in rugby league.‘I’d like to play my part in championing this brilliant sport on the national stage.’Adams’ connection with the RFL comes from regular work between the organisation and his charity Sporting Chance.‘The charity has helped more than 400 rugby league players since the RFL entered into an official partnership with Sporting Chance in 2011,’ said RFL chairman Brian Barwick. ‘Tony himself delivered seminars at Wigan and Hull earlier this year.‘The game has recognised the importance of mental health, for players and everyone else involved, and Tony’s election is another significant step in that regard.’MORE: Marc Overmars confident of keeping Arsenal target Nicolas Tagliafico at AjaxMORE: Liverpool and Chelsea transfer target Nabil Fekir leaves door open to summer transfer Tony Adams often has a unique take on things (Picture: Getty Images)Tony Adams has likened his relationship with Arsenal to that of an ex-wife as he has battled to move on from his football career.The Gunners legend made 669 appearances for the club between 1983 and 2002, winning four league titles in the process.The 52-year-old went into management after his playing career, but had largely unsuccessful spells at Wycombe, Portsmouth, Gabala in Azerbaijan and Granada in Spain.Adams admits the possibility of managing Arsenal still crosses his mind, but knows that opportunity is far from realistic.ADVERTISEMENT‘I describe it as being like an ex-wife,’ Adams told The Telegraph when asked about his relationship with Arsenal these days.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I love to see her doing all right, and if she’s not, then I’m sad. But I’m not attached anymore – mentally, emotionally or physically. I got divorced and have a beautiful wife, so I’m living the dream.‘I have to let it go – it’s not for me to say, “Ooh, I’m not sure about their new boyfriend”.’ Phil HaighMonday 1 Apr 2019 12:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link20Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal legend Tony Adams compares club to an ex-wife with a new boyfriendlast_img

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