Sheffield United could face former boss Nigel Adkins next season after he lands new job

Former Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins has been appointed as the new manager of League One side Charlton Athletic.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:44 am

Adkins, who has also had spells in charge of Hull and Southampton, preceded Chris Wilder at Bramall Lane. He was sacked following the 2015/16 season when the club finished eleventh in the third tier – their lowest league position since 1983.

On his new job, Adkins, who was linked with the current vacancy at United, said: “Getting to the Premier League is something that we all want and something that I have done before. I want to achieve that again.

“The team got a great result on Tuesday night and now we need to keep driving on together, because we have got a chance of winning promotion this season.”

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The Addicks are currently sixth in League One and could play Sheffield United next season if they get promoted, with the Blades almost certainly set for a return to the second tier.

Sheffield United's former manager Nigel Adkins has taken charge of Charlton Athletic.