The Blades have sacked former Everton and Rangers defender David Weir after an appalling start to the season.
Linked with taking over from David Moyes at Everton previously he arrived at Brammall Lane with the task of guiding the club to promotion. Following an opening day victory against Notts’ County, Sheffield United only picked up two points from the next nine league games.
Having missed out in the play-offs in the last two seasons, The Blades were hoping for automatic promotion this time.
Prince Abdullah arrived as a new owner a short while ago and invested funds to allow Weir to strengthen. Marlon King, Florent Cuvelier and Jose Baxter arrived amongst others, but results did not improve. Only six goals have been scored in the league and that proved to be the downfall for Weir.
Chris Morgan takes temporary charge for the second time following his spell at the end of last season. He will lead them into the game against Coventry City on Sunday.
With the dismal form shown this season, Blades fans will be forgiven for what might have been had Danny Wilson still been in charge.
A new manager will take over a very talented squad but will be under immediate pressure to move United away from the bottom of League 1.