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Sheffield United replace Adkins with Wilder

Chris Wilder is off to Bramall Lane. Credit: PA

Sheffield United have confirmed Chris Wilder as their new manager following Nigel Adkins' departure.

Wilder arrives from Northampton, who he led to the League Two title this season.

A lot of supporters already know me and those who don't will soon realise that I am loyal, hard-working, straight-talking, thorough and whole-hearted in everything that I do.

Obviously, people know my connection with the club as a supporter and former player and I want Bramall Lane to return to be an intimidating place - I don't want the players to feel it is a burden, playing in front of 20,000 fans.

I understand the club, not just the playing side, but from the board to the Academy, including the key personnel such as Travis Binnion, John Dungworth and Mick Wadsworth, who have all enjoyed success this season.

Alan Knill will be joining the club too, we have worked together for a long-time and he has been instrumental in the success at Northampton Town."

– Chris Wilder

Sheffield United dismiss manager Adkins

Nigel Adkins is out of work. Credit: PA

Sheffield United have sacked manager Nigel Adkins after the club failed to reach the League One play-offs.

The Blades finished in 11 position following a disappointing campaign in the third tier.

I am proud and honoured to have been the manager of Sheffield United but saddened to leave after just one season.

I am naturally very disappointed not to be able to continue the good work going on behind the scenes, which I am confident will be of benefit to the Club going forward. I wish the Club and the supporters the best of luck for the future.

– Nigel Adkins

Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder is expected to replace Adkins as manager at Bramall Lane.

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Sheffield United players get 'balls out' into interview

What's going on at Sheffield United?

Goalkeeper Mark Howard and left-back Bob Harris both managed to mention the phrase "get the balls out" during an interview with our friends over at ITV Calendar today.

The pair even managed to get sports reporter Chris Dawkes to repeat the phrase in a question to manager Nigel Adkins, who replied with a wry smile.

United begin their League One campaign at Gillingham on August 8th.

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