Following Chris Wilder's shock exit last March, a host of managers have been linked with becoming his successor, including the likes of Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton, Chelsea icon John Terry, and former Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
Oostende coach Alexander Blessin has been heavily-linked with the job, and recently spoke out on the rumours via the local media, claiming: “If you do it right, there is always interest. Still, I only focus on the match against Cercle. It makes no sense to draw up a master or future plan as a coach. You can live much better today and now.”
Here's a rundown of the current favourites to become the next Sheffield United manager, ranked from lowest to highest chance of landing the job:
5. Mark Hughes - Current odds: 20/1
His name does tend to pop up in the odds whenever there's a high profile job going, but he's still not made a return to management since leaving Southampton back in 2018.
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6. Jason Tindall - Current odds: 16/1
The ex-Bournemouth boss joined the coaching staff at Bramall Lane following Wilder's exit, and could look for another managerial role in the not too distant future. The chances of that being with the Blades look to be slim.
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7. Frank Lampard - Current odds: 16/1
Chelsea ruthlessly sacked the club legend earlier in the season, following a string of disappointing results. He's been linked with Crystal Palace job, as they look to find a long-term successor to Roy Hodgson.
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8. Paul Heckingbottom - Current odds: 14/1
He was giving the unenviable task of pulling off a survival miracle with the Blades, and can't really take any blame for the club's relegation. The caretaker boss doesn't look like he'll get the job permanently, however.