Steve surprised by Adams exit from Vale Park
Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he will miss his local derby battles with Micky Adams after the Port Vale boss decided to step down yesterday. Davis admits he will miss the competitiveness of Adams over the 90 minutes and says the two were fine again once the final whistle blew.
The Crewe Alexandra has told crewealex.net that he was surprised to hear that Adams had decided to call it a day and that Port Vale has lost a good and experienced manager, who would have turned things around at Vale Park.
Steve told crewealex.net: “I will miss the battles with Micky when we play Port Vale again. He was always very competitive but that is because he wanted Port Vale to win. I am the same with Crewe because of that rivalry but me and Micky were always fine before and after those games. I like him and made contact with him yesterday to wish him well.
“From a personal point of view Micky was the one who gave my son Joe his chance and I will always be grateful for that as well. I would like to personally thank him for that.
“I was surprised when I heard that Micky had left because he is a very good manager and if there is one man who you will turn to in a difficult position then it is Micky. I’ m sure he would have turned things around at the Vale. He would have been the perfect guy to get them away from the bottom.
“He did a very good job at Port Vale. He got them through administration, got them promoted and built a solid base of players there.
Steve added: “I’m sure after he spends some time with his family that he will look for the next challenge. He is still a young man and has a lot to offer the game.”