Sheffield United legend, Brian Deane, has returned to the club in a variety of roles, the club has confirmed.
Deane, whose only real fame since retiring in 2006 is being the answer to the pub quiz question, ‘who scored the first Premier League goal?’ will be renewing his ties with the Blades as a striker coach at the Yorkshire club’s academy, as well as taking on an ambassadorial role and a mentor for the younger players.
47-year-old Deane was a bit of journey man during his playing days, having three stints at Sheffield United, as well as appearing for Football League clubs such as Leeds United, Doncaster Rovers and Middlesbrough.
Deane made 653 appearances during his playing career, scoring 195 goals, and gaining two England caps.
The former striker will be a welcomed addition at Sheffield United’s SteelPhalt Academy, who have produced players such as Phil Jagielka, Harry Maguire and Billy Sharp.
The Blades are currently seventh in Sky Bet League One, equal on points with sixth placed Bury in the play-offs.
United face Doncaster Rovers at Bramall Lane on Saturday in a Yorkshire derby, and Deane will certainly receive a warm reception from both sets of supporters.
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