Sheffield United are set to appoint former Southampton and Reading boss Nigel Adkins as the their new manager, reports the Sheffield Star.
Adkins met with representatives of the United board in London last night as the search for Nigel Clough’s successor is now complete.
The 50-year-old has been out of work since leaving Reading in December and expressed interest in the Blades job soon after Clough was shown the door over a week ago.
Adkins was understood to have met United’s co-owners Kevin McCabe and HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on two other occasions before the meeting in London last night.
The Blades had moved for Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson within days of Clough’s departure, but they were knocked back by the Bantams.
Contrary to reports neither Swindon Town’s Mark Cooper or Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss John Hughes were on United’s shortlist.
Adkins, who won back-to-back promotions with Southampton and won promotion to the Championship with Scunthorpe United, has agreed terms with United and is set to be announced shortly.
What do you think Sheffield United fans? Let us know below!