Revealed: Potential new boss and former AFC Bournemouth chief Jason Tindall already has strong links to Bramall Lane

Jason Tindall, who could be set to take charge of Sheffield United until the end of the Premier League season, is a long-standing friend of one member of Bramall Lane’s hierarchy, The Star can reveal.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 8:19 pm

Born in Mile End, London, the 43-year-old has been out of work since leaving AFC Bournemouth last month having served as both assistant manager and manager at Dean Court.

He is understood to have known Steve Bettis, United’s chief executive, since his school days in the east end.

United, who are poised to officially confirm they have parted company with Chris Wilder before facing Leicester City tomorrow, would prefer to fill the vacancy the former Northampton Town, Oxford United and Halifax Town chief’s exit has created as quickly as possible once his severance package is ratified.

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Jason Tindall, Manager: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Although Lincoln City’s Michael Appleton is known to boast admirers among United’s board of directors, appointing Tindall on a short-term basis would be a relatively simple process. His suitability for the role, and other potential candidates who might emerge, could then be examined in more detail at the end of the campaign - when United’s relegation from the top-flight is likely to be confirmed.

They travel to the KP Stadium at the bottom of the table and 12 points adrift of safety with only 10 matches remaining.

Wilder, aged 53, effectively left his role yesterday after his relationship with United’s board of directors became damaged beyond repair due to differences over transfer strategy and plans to improve infrastructure behind the scenes.

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Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield Utd during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Picture date: 2nd February 2021. Picture credit should read: Andrew Yates/Sportimage