Sheffield United will be looking to bounce back with promotion into the Premier League at the first time of asking this term.
It was a hugely frustrating league campaign for the Blades, as they were relegated from the top-flight, after a poor run of results throughout the 2020/21 season.
Slavisa Jokanovic has been appointed as the club’s first-team manager over the summer, and the former Fulham boss will be keen to hit the ground running heading into the new league campaign.
Speaking in a recent interview, Sheffield United midfielder Ollie Norwood issued an insight into playing for Jokanovic, and revealed that the players are ‘on board’ with his ideas moving forwards.
“It’s been interesting, a lot of different ideas to what a lot of us a used to. Having worked with him before I know how he’d like his teams to play. It’ll take time, but everybody’s on board.”
Norwood has been with Sheffield United permanently since 2019, and has gone on to make 122 appearances for the club in total, which includes 37 from the 2020/21 season.
Norwood and his Sheffield United team-mates are set to take on Birmingham City in their opening match of the new season, in what could potentially be a tricky test for Jokanovic’s side at Bramall Lane.
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Jokanovic will be hoping he can get his ideas across ahead of their season opener.
For any manager that comes into a team, it’s going to take time for the players to adjust to their style of play, but with Sheffield United keeping together the core group of their first-team squad, you would imagine the Blades will have a serious chance of winning promotion back into the Premier League this term.
Norwood is likely to be heavily involved in their push for promotion as well, with the Northern Irish international winning promotion from the Championship with both Fulham and Brighton and Hove Albion earlier in his career.
It’s good to hear that everyone is on board with Jokanovic’s philosophies heading towards the 2021/22 campaign.