TWENTY-four games and five tortuous months after arriving at Bramall Lane, Micky Adams’ dream of restoring Sheffield United to their former glories today lies in tatters following the decision to axe him as boss of his boyhood club.
But as plc chairman Kevin McCabe begins the search for the 49-year-old’s replacement, he paid tribute to an “honourable, hard-working and honest” individual who, despite having red and white blood flowing through his veins, failed to save United from relegation.
“The task was a big one and no-one can criticise the effort he and Alan Cork put in to turn around what was already an awkward season,” McCabe said. “It’s always difficult when managers leave because usually it occurs when a team has been in trouble.
“But this decision has been made as amicably as possible.”
Adams said: “To carry the support of so many fans during some pretty dark days was very much appreciated.”