Port Vale interim manager Rob Page believes Tranmere Rovers have made a “fantastic” appointment in ex-Vale boss Micky Adams.
Adams, 52, resigned as Port Vale manager in September after six defeats on the bounce, ending his three-year tenure at Vale Park.
Tranmere, who sit rock bottom of League Two, revealed Adams as their new manager earlier today.
“If anyone can lift them Micky can.
“When his back is against the wall that’s where he comes out fighting, that’s when he comes into his own.
“He’ll prove exactly what he’s all about.
“He’ll go in with his values, his principles and no doubt they’ll respond to him and 100% they’ll creep back up the division.”
Page, who was promoted to assistant manager in July under Adams after being the first-team coach for two years, was in admiration for his old boss.
He said: “If it wasn’t for Micky I wouldn’t be sat here today.
“He’s a good man and a fantastic manager for what he’s done for this football club over the last couple of years, driving them through administration, the tough times, securing automatic promotion and then finishing ninth.”
Page also played for Adams for two years when the pair were at Coventry City and recognises his credentials.
He said: “As a player I enjoyed working for him although it was hard, you know you’ll have to put a shift in his sessions but that’s how he’s got his success over the years.
“I wish him all the best and I thank him for everything he’s given me.”
Port Vale striker Ben Williamson, who has netted four times this season, also had kind words for Adams.
He said: “He did the world of good for this club.
“He brought us into League One and gave us a great season last year.
“We did very well to finish ninth so it’s no surprise he’d been linked with several jobs.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Tranmere picked up from there and do what we did last year.”