NIGEL ADKINS: Six things you probably didn’t know about the new Sheffield United boss

Nigel Adkins recites poetry to keep calm
Nigel Adkins recites poetry to keep calm
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Much is known about Nigel Adkins, but here are a few things you might not know about the new Blades boss...

* Adkins recites the Dale Wimbrow poem The Guy in the Glass in order to control stress.

Sheffield United unveil Nigel Adkins as new manager

* The former goalkeeper has a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Salford.

* He began his playing career at Liverpool, but never made any first team appearances.

* At the age of 23 Adkins broke his back in two places, an injury which curtailed, but didn’t end, his playing career.

* In 2007 he was named ‘Emergency Boss of the Year’ by The Sun after leading Scunthorpe to promotion.

* He is the only manager in the history of Southampton FC to lead the club to back to back promotions.