NIGEL REO-COKER has rejected to join Tony Adams at relegated Granada – and chanced his arm at a spell in Norway.
The former Aston Villa and West Ham was invited by Adams to train with the Spanish outfit, along with ex-Manchester United midfielder Kieran Richardson.
But neither were signed on due to an apparent “cash flow problem”, and following their relegation from La Liga, Reo-Coker has decided not to stick around.
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He has instead signed for Norwegian outfit IK Start, who play in the country’s second tier.
He will play for them until the end of the season, which finishes in October.
Former Manchester United and Sunderland winger Richardson, 32, was most recently at Cardiff last year, while Reo-Coker, also 32, played in Major League Soccer from 2013-16 for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Chivas USA and the Montreal Impact.
Adams took over at Granada after they sacked Lucas Alcaraz and were second bottom in the league, seven points from safety.
Fast forward four games, and they are now relegated, 10 points adrift of safety with three games to play.
The former Arsenal stalwart has lost all four games.
Adams, who made 669 appearances for Arsenal and was captain at the club for 14 years, won ten major trophies during his stint in north London.
In late March this year, he was appointed as Sporting Director, and just two weeks later he has been tasked with a monumental challenge.