Bramall Lane: Home of Sheffield United(credit: Wikipedia
Micky Adams has been named the new manager of Championship strugglers Sheffield United.
Sheffield-born Adams, a lifelong Blades supporter, has left League Two high-flyers Port Vale to pen a two-and-a-half-year deal and become Gary Speed’s successor at Bramall Lane.
Adams told United’s official website: “There is no doubt that my task is threefold.
“Firstly, to ensure that we avoid relegation and there is clearly enough time left in the season to do that.
“Secondly, to help us become a team that can challenge for promotion.
“Lastly, to develop a structure that will see us build a reputation for home grown talent that fans can be proud of in their team.
“With the support of the Board and the football staff, I intend to do everything I can to bring all that about.”
Blades chief executive Trevor Birch added: “Micky is a top class appointment and the board were unanimous in the decision to endorse Micky in the post at the club.
“It is an exciting opportunity for Micky himself and equally an exciting new era for Sheffield United Football Club.
“Having said that, it is entirely appropriate I place on record our thanks to (caretaker manager) Jon Carver and (assistant) Sam Ellis for the dedication and hard work they have demonstrated in their time with us.”