Ex-Dundee captain Adam named Fleetwood head coach

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Charlie Adam runs with the ball during a Legends match between Liverpool and CelticFormer Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam had been working as a coach with Burnley since retiring in 2022

Fleetwood have appointed former Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam as their new head coach.

The 38-year-old replaces Lee Johnson who was sacked on Saturday after a run of nine games without a win.

Adam retired in 2022 after playing for clubs including Rangers, Liverpool, Blackpool and Stoke City and is taking on his first managerial role.

He becomes the third boss at the League One club this season following Johnson and Scott Brown.

Adam has been working as a coach with Premier League side Burnley as their loan manager, and also with their under-21 players.

Maurice Ross will also join as assistant coach and former Fleetwood player Ross Wallace becomes first-team coach with their first game in charge at Shrewsbury on Monday.

"I'm delighted to join a club I know well and one which we feel we can make a real difference with," Adam said.

"I'm inheriting what I think is a strong squad which is more than capable of getting the results needed to climb the table.

"Fleetwood is a hard-working, honest, and passionate town and the football club must reflect that - the players have to be proud to pull the shirt on and represent what the club and the town stands for.

"It's now important we see togetherness from the players, staff and crucially the supporters to help turn results around - we can't wait to get started."

Adam, who started his playing career with Rangers, was capped 26 times by his country after making his international debut in 2007.

He moved to Blackpool in 2009 and then to Liverpool two years later, where he scored two goals in 37 appearances.

Adam returned to the Championship with Stoke in 2012, where he played 156 times in seven years, before joining Reading and retiring after a spell with Dundee.

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