Club release another statement

Last updated : 15 August 2010 By Bladesmadeditor

2911188Blackwell was given the sack from the board of directors yesterday (Saturday). After releasing a statement yesterday confirming Blackwell's departure, the club has published a further statement to keep fans in the know.

It reads: 'Sheffield United today are further considering a replacement for Kevin Blackwell.

Further talks are being held between Kevin McCabe and the board of directors.

Chief Executive Trevor Birch said: "Further to yesterday's announcement we once more thank Kevin for his contribution over the last two and a half years.

"The club now has to move on. We remain passionate and committed to achieving promotion and believe the change of management will assist in that quest.

"The Board will not rush the next move and further discussions will take place during the course of today and tomorrow to consider Kevin's successor."

There will be no further announcement until a successor is appointed.'

Rumours are rife that Blades coach Gary Speed could be handed the job. Phil Brown's name has also been banded around, so have the likes of Tony Mowbray, Sean O'Driscoll and Gareth Southgate.

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