Sheffield United have today confirmed a key appointment behind the scenes, with the news that chief executive office Stephen Bettis has returned to his role full time with the club.
Confirmed through the club’s official website, the news will be greeted with positivity no doubt among fans, who have seen their summer disrupted so far by off field shenanigans which threatened to undo their success of the last 24 months.
Bettis was in the role during United’s promotion winning season in League One two seasons back, and manager Chris Wilder is also delighted with the news that he will return, commenting:
“Stephen played a vital role in our League One title success, he was a fantastic sounding board for me and a great link with the Board. He is highly-respected within the Football Club, including by the owners, and this is a very positive move.”
The move by the United board puts in place a key stepping stone for the club in the coming weeks, which are bound to be busy with incomings and outgoings from the club.
The Blades have only moved to sign one player this summer, signing Dean Henderson from Manchester United. However, armed with cash following the sale of David Brooks, United are expected to make their move in the coming weeks as they look to build on last season’s top ten finish.
Blades fans, what do you think? Surely a good move? Give us your thoughts in the comments!