Former WBA chief Roberto Di Matteo can lead Sheffield United recovery

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MATTHEW Bell, editor of Flashing Blade fanzine, wants Roberto Di Matteo to become Sheffield United’s new boss following the departure of Micky Adams.

Former Chelsea midfielder Di Matteo has been without a job since being shown the door at West Bromwich Albion three months ago.

Speaking to The Star last night, United fan Bell said: “Di Matteo has got great pedigree. He did well at MK Dons and he took West Brom into the top flight. It will be down to money whether we can get him on board but I would like to see it happen. This is a massive football club but we have not got enough money to pay compensation so we have got to go for someone who is out of work.

“I want someone who has got a proven track record and who likes to play attractive football; Di Matteo would fit the bill.”

Adams won just four of his 24 matches in charge at Bramall Lane, and was unable to stop United from sliding into the third tier for the first time in 23 years.

Bell said: “I think a lot of people who I have spoken to didn’t see any point in getting rid of Micky because it would lead to more upheaval.

“Micky is partly to blame for relegation. His record was not good but the rot had set in before he arrived.”