Paul Merson: Tony Adams will do a fantastic job in rugby league

Drew Darbyshire

Former England international Paul Merson believes Tony Adams will do a fantastic job as president of the RFL.

Adams will succeed Andy Burnham in the summer of 2019 as the president of the Rugby Football League.

Merson, who played alongside Adams for England and Arsenal, has backed his former team-mate to be successful in rugby league.

Speaking at Featherstone Rovers’ Christmas dinner, Merson said: “I played under the best captain, centre-half and motivator you could play under in Tony Adams.

“Tony Adams was a phenomenal centre-half. Tony was the kind of centre-half that would run through a brick wall for you.

“Tony’s a top bloke. He knows his rugby league and he’ll do a fantastic job for you.”

Merson also revealed that he is a rugby league fan, too. He was a London Broncos supporter during their time at Twickenham Stoop Stadium.