Adams agrees to stay at Portsmouth

Portsmouth assistant manager Tony Adams has agreed a new one-year deal to stay with the FA Cup winners.

The former Arsenal and England captain is a hot property after his tactical expertise helped Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp win the Cup and a place in Europe for the first time in the club's history.

Adams could have left Fratton Park to become a manager in his own right but has opted to further his experience working under Redknapp for a third season.

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie confirmed Adams will sign an extension.

"I have spoken to Tony's agent and it has been verbally agreed for him to stay for another 12 months," Storrie said.

"Obviously we are delighted with this news as he has become a key part of what we are trying to achieve at this football club."

Meanwhile, Portsmouth denied a report they have signed Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Mattos, 24, from Greek club Panathinaikos.