MICKY Adams has reaffirmed his commitment to Sheffield United in the wake of the club’s relegation from the Championship.
Adams, who became Bramall Lane’s fourth manager of the season when he was appointed in December, is scheduled to discuss the situation with plc chairman Kevin McCabe on Monday.
Despite refusing to confirm whether he will remain in post next term - “I’ll sit and listen to what he has to say” - the former Port Vale chief nevertheless issued a strong defence of his credentials ahead of this afternoon’s final match of the 2010/11 campaign at Swansea City.
“If they’re looking for someone with the experience (to secure promotion from League One) then I think I tick all the right boxes,” said Adams. “You can’t put your mark on a club in four or five months.
“If anyone thinks that then they’re mistaken, especially when you take over half way through a season.
“It can take years. Look at Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Now, though, you are judged the moment you walk through the door. Things have changed in that regard and of course it doesn’t help.”
Despite the public uncertainty surrounding his future, the fact that Adams has already started the process of re-shaping United’s squad suggests that, barring a major shift in opinion behind the scenes, he will start next season in charge of the team he has supported since childhood.
thy, Richard Wright and Stephen Jordan were recently declared surplus to requirements, with more high-profile departures expected to be announced shortly.
United’s fate was sealed when fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Doncaster Rovers both drew last weekend.
Despite his miserable start to life in South Yorkshire, Adams travelled to South Wales last night with United unbeaten in three.
“It’s going to be an interesting and eventful summer,” he added.