Steven Spielberg couldn't have written a better script. It was wonderfully ironic that on the day Coventry were unveiling Dennis Wise as their latest signing, the actor Ray Winstone was also at the Ricoh Arena.
Winstone has a penchant for appearing in gritty pictures and has made his name as a hard man in films such as Scum, Nil By Mouth and Sexy Beast, and was present at the Ricoh Arena shooting his latest drama All In The Game. Expect more grit.
Wise, too, possesses a colourful past but his escapades have been anything but fictional.
The two characters exchanged pleasantries when they met by chance at the Ricoh Arena and there was mutual respect.
The ebullient midfielder, who has won 21 caps for his country as well as five major trophies with Wimbledon and Chelsea, has signed on a pay-as-you-play deal at the Ricoh Arena until the end of the campaign.
However, his temper is notoriously short and he has been involved in several well-documented scrapes throughout his career.
In another delicious irony, Wise was sacked by Leicester in 2002, whilst Adams was manager, after fracturing team-mate Callum Davidson's jaw with a punch on a pre-season tour of Finland.
Nevertheless, when Adams and Wise faced the gathered press assembly yesterday, it was all sweetness and light.
And the 39-year-old, who is likely to be thrust straight into first-team action by Adams for Saturday's clash with Derby, was at pains to stress that he has always had a healthy relationship with Adams.
"I don't believe Micky sacked me at Leicester," said Wise. "He tried to help me as much as possible. If we both had a problem then neither of us would be sitting here now. I have never had a problem with Micky and vice-versa. We have always stayed good friends.
"I have known Alan Cork [reserve team coach] and Micky for a long time and I am looking forward to helping Coventry climb the table."
While Adams wasn't as effusive as Wise regarding the situation at Leicester, he was far more concise.
"As far as I am concerned, I didn't want Dennis sacked," confirmed Adams. "It was taken out of my hands by people who had more knowledge than me."
Adams is nothing if not his own man and adopts a bullish approach to problems. A fair percentage of managers would have shied away from appointing a 39-year old, who has managerial experience of his own at Millwall and admits this will be his last season as a player.
Yet Adams has an unshakable self-belief in his abilities as a manager and dismissed any notion that he was taking a risk in drafting in the experienced midfielder.
"If I didn't have confidence in my own ability I wouldn't do it," admitted Adams.
"I can understand that lesser managers than myself wouldn't have done it.
"Micky Adams doesn't worry about that. I don't have to worry about my job with Dennis Wise, as I am better than Dennis Wise.
"Dennis is here to help me get results and make me a better manager than I already think I am."
Wise was only too happy to concur and stressed that there was no ulterior motive behind his arrival at the Ricoh Arena.
"I don't want to jump into Micky's shoes and that really isn't my intention," added Wise.
"I am not here to do anything other than play football."