Goals on Sunday: Tony Adams talks about his future plans and David Beckham

Last Updated: 10/11/13 11:36am

Tony Adams lamented the lack of opportunities for English coaches in the Premier League on Goals on Sunday and suggested he is the "wrong nationality" to gain a top job in this country.

The former Arsenal and England defender, who won 66 international caps, is continuing to work with Gabala in Azerbaijan, the club he left as manager in 2011.

"I have a better reputation in Europe than I do in this country at the moment for some reason."

Tony Adams

Adams enjoyed stints in charge of Wycombe and Portsmouth following his hugely successful playing career and he is now looking at a few opportunities to return to coaching and management in Europe.

But he says, following time coaching in Holland, he has a better coaching reputation in Europe than in England.

"There are a couple of bits and pieces out there," he told Goals on Sunday.

"There are some good clubs that I am talking to at the moment. They seem to be out of the country, not in this country. We are down to three English coaches [in the Premier League], talking seriously here for a moment.

"The Premier League is down to three English coaches so I am the wrong nationality for a start for this country. I have a better reputation in Europe than I do in this country at the moment for some reason.

"I enjoyed my time in Holland; it was a great development for me as a coach. So I will see, I am in no rush. Enjoy the good times."

Among the many topics Adams also talked about with Kammy and Ben Sheppard was the revelation in David Beckham's recent autobiography about how the former England defender comforted his team-mate following Beckham's red card against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.

Adams, though, said that Beckham had sugar-coated the incident a touch.

He joked: "He [Beckham] did not give you the true story, did he Becks. He was obviously very down and had tears in his eyes when I came back into the dressing room.

"I put my arm around him and said, 'look Dave, you are a young man and you are going to have loads of those opportunities, but it is my last World Cup and you just blew it for me! That is the truth."