Sheffield United have sacked manager Paul Heckingbottom


Sheffield United have sacked manager Paul Heckingbottom

Sheffield United have sacked manager Paul Heckingbottom.

Heckingbottom, who guided the club to promotion last season, was dismissed after Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Burnley left the Blades bottom of the Premier League.

United’s chief executive Stephen Bettis said on the club website: “Firstly, on behalf of the board of directors, I’d like to thank Paul for all of his efforts at Sheffield United, firstly as U23s manager before stepping up to take control of first-team duties.

“His professionalism and dedication have been a credit to the club and I’m sure all Unitedites enjoyed the promotion-winning campaign.

“However, after slipping to the bottom of the table and a number of disappointing results and performances, it is felt that a change is needed to give the club a boost and every possible chance of remaining in the Premier League beyond this season.”

United say they hope to have a new manager in place before Wednesday’s home fixture against Liverpool.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

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