Sligo Rovers have appointed former Southampton defender Micky Adams as the club's new manager.

Adams and Alan Rogers, who has been named as Adams’ assistant and coach, will take up their positions immediately ahead of Saturday's home game against Cork City at the Showgrounds.

Adams played for eight clubs during his 19-year-playing career, including 144 appearances for the Saints, and spells at Leeds and Coventry, and has managed several clubs including Leicester City, Coventry City, Brighton and Hove Albion, Port Vale and Sheffield United.
Rogers is a former defender who made over 130 appearances for Nottingham Forest and won three England under-21 caps.

According to this evening’s press release from the Showgrounds’ club, “the appointments will be reviewed at the end of the season and the agreed priorities are preserving Sligo Rovers Premier Division status and continuing our involvement in the FAI Cup.

“The club wishes to put on record its appreciation of the work done by the interim management team in recent weeks but the FAI's insistence that the club appoint a management team with the appropriate qualifications within 60 days made their ongoing management of the team impossible.”