Blades: Danny Eyes Return

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DANNY Wilson today admitted he is ready to return to management as Sheffield United continue their search for a new boss.

DANNY Wilson today admitted he is ready to return to management as Sheffield United continue their search for a new boss.

The 51-year-old, who resigned as Swindon Town boss in March, is believed to be in the frame for the vacant post at Bramall Lane.

United are seeking their fifth manager in the space of 10 months following the departure of Micky Adams last week.

Wilson, who steered Barnsley into the top flight in 1997,told The Star: “It is nice to recharge the batteries but I am looking to the next challenge.”

The man who boasts another promotion on his CV with Hartlepool and led the Robins to the League One Play-off Final 12 months ago added: “As a manager, you are always looking to get back into football. It is in your blood.

Of the Blades vacancy, he said: “As far as I am concerned, it is pure speculation so until I hear anything different that is how I am going to treat it.”

Earlier this week, Wilson, who is on holiday until the end of the month, rejected claims he had received an approach regarding the managerial role at former club Barnsley, saying there had been “no contact”.

United have started interviewing candidates and plc chairman and major shareholder Kevin McCabe is expected to make a decision after the second leg of the FA Youth Cup Final showdown with Manchester United next week.

Roberto Di Matteo, Chris Hughton, Russell Slade, Chris Wilder and Peter Reid are the other main contenders for the United job.