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30 May 2003

Leicester City boss Micky Adams has signed a new three-year contract with the club after guiding them straight back into the Barclaycard Premiership.

Adams had a year remaining on his previous deal put pen to paper to commit himself to the club until 2006.

The Foxes made the announcement at a press conference held at the Walkers Stadium at 10.30am on Friday May 30.

Since taking the managerial reins at Leicester, after spending almost a season as Dave Bassett's assistant, Adams has carved out an impressive record.

During his 56 games in charge, The Foxes have won 30, drawn 18 and lost just eight of their matches, achieving automatic promotion back to the Premiership after just a season in the Nationwide League.

It is a welcome return to the top flight for Adams, who enjoyed just a brief taste of the action in the Barclaycard Premiership after taking charge for the final four games of the 2001-02 season, after City were condemned to the drop.

He told the club's official website: "I am delighted to have signed a new three-year contract with Leicester City.

"We have achieved a great deal in the past year of which we can be proud including the club’s return to the Premier League.

"Throughout the discussions regarding my future I made it clear that I didn’t want to leave the football club.

"Being in the Premier League next season provides a great opportunity for everyone associated with the club.

"There is a great deal of work to be done but we are all looking forward to it with confidence."

Leicester City Chief Executive Tim Davies said: "This is as important a signing as it is possible for the football club to make.

"Micky Adams has done a truly fantastic job in securing promotion back to the Premier League for Leicester City in the most difficult of circumstances.

"The new arrangement we have reached with Micky Adams reflects that achievement."

The former Brighton, Brentford and Fulham boss is widely regarded as one the brightest young managers in the English game – a reputation that prompted talk of a move to Aston Villa following Graham Taylor's resignation at the end of the season.

However, Adams has now committed himself to the East Midlands club and will be looking forward to his first full season in the Premiership as he aims to ensure Leicester stay there.

Micky Adams

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