Sheffield United have moved to appoint club legend Tony Currie to the board of directors.
Reported by the Sheffield Star, the news comes just weeks after the club announced that the South Stand would be renamed the ‘Tony Currie Stand’ in honour of their greatest ever player, who shone for United in the 70s.
And now Currie has had further honour bestowed upon him, with the club taking the decision to appoint the former midfielder to the board, where Currie will get the chance to listen in and also have his say on footballing matters off the field for the club.
Currie confirmed that ‘it’s been a fantastic year’ and that ‘Sheffield United means everything to me’ in his interview with the Star, and the appointment is likely to be welcomed by supporters, who are always keen on seeing their club’s legends involved in some capacity off the field.
The Blades are looking to go one better this season after having an excellent campaign which saw them fall just short of the playoffs on their return to the Championship. A decent summer has seen the likes of John Egan, Ben Woodburn, and David McGoldrick all arrive at the club, while they have sold big once again, with academy prospect David Brooks making his move to Bournemouth.
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