Blades: Micky Adams' bitter sweet return

SHEFFIELD United manager Micky Adams has revealed mixed emotions about today's return to Coventry City.

Although the 49-year-old, who spent 24 months in charge of the Midlands club, is looking forward to meeting the Ricoh Arena's fans, he admitted to being less than enamoured about the prospect of bumping into certain individuals behind the scenes.

Adams, who also made over a century of appearances for Coventry as a player, said: "The only unfinished business I've got there is with some people behind the scenes. But that's another story.

"They've got good fans and they've been long-suffering since dropping out of the Premier League. They've seen plenty of managers come and go but I tried my best there, kept them in the division and finished eighth.

"What happened was that they sold my best players."

A lifelong United supporter, Adams insisted there will be no room for sentiment against Aidy Boothroyd's side, but he is understandably proud of his achievements at Coventry.

Having saved them from relegation soon after his appointment in 2005, he led United's opponents to their highest-placed finish since the Premier League's inception before parting company following a disappointing run of results.

"This isn't a revenge mission," Adams added. "Of course I have an affinity with them, but my only focus is getting the best for us. I'm looking forward to seeing some people but there are some behind the scenes that I'd rather not see,"

United have signed Central Coast Mariners teenager Marc Warren on a two-year deal. A graduate of Australia's Institute of Sport, he has represented his country at under-20 level.

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