THERE’S no role for former Blades boss Neil Warnock at Bramall Lane following the departure of Danny Wilson - says club owner Kevin McCabe.
Chris Morgan, former player, captain and first team coach, has been appointed manager and has until the end of the season to prove himself, McCabe told today’s press conference.
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It had been reported that Warnock, who recently parted company with Leeds, would consider a return to the club as director of football. But McCabe dismissed it as media speculation at a Bramall Lasne press conference to introduce Morgan.
He said: “I’ve not spoken to Neil Warnock. The media has picked up on something that’s a fabrication.
Asked if there was the possibility of a role for Warnock at the club, McCabe replied: “I don’t think so, no. We’re well served.”
Explaining the decision to axe Wilson and appoint Morgan he said: “Danny has been a good friend and has served the club well over the past two seasons.
“The peculiarity of this game of football is a situation arises from the club’s desire to achieve promotion this season.
“For whatever reason our home form, as the statistics prove, show we weren’t getting the points to achieve our aim for success of promotion to the Championship. Hence the decision was made.
“Chris has been a great team player for many seasons, as a club captain, player coach and coach. Her understands Sheffield United inside out. He knows all the first team squad and the young players.
“He was the obvious choice to take the helm and guide us through this season, to bring the hopeful success the football club directors believe we deserve.
“Chris is at the helm between now and the end of the season. He has the opportunity to make the job permanent. He’s there to impress and do his best.
Morgan told the press: “It’s never nice when the manager and assistant manager have to leave a football club. They’ve both put a lot of time and effort into the club over the past two seasons, to try to get this club back into the Championship.
“We’ve now five games to go and five games to get promoted.
“Like I said to the players this morning, those five games are step by step. First step is Swindon Town on Saturday at Bramall Lane. I’m sure the supporters will get behind us. They understand the importance as well as we do. I’m not looking further than the end of the season. It’s a step at a time.”