'The boys want to know' - David McGoldrick on who will be the new Sheffield United manager
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'The boys want to know' - David McGoldrick on who will be the new Sheffield United manager

David McGoldrick says the Sheffield United players want to know who their new manager will be.

It’s be more than two months since Chris Wilder left the club and the Blades were left without a permanent boss.

Paul Heckingbottom has been in caretaker charge since then and was being considered to succeed Wilder permanently.

Yet it now seems that Slavisa Jokanovic is the most likely to be named as the new United manager.

Jokanovic has held positive talks with the South Yorkshire side and an announcement is expected before the end of this week.


But McGoldrick says the players are still very much in the dark.

“Who’s going be the manager? Who knows,” the forward told BBC Radio Sheffield. “The manager might be watching. I don’t know.

“Hecky, what he’s doing, I really like him and the boys are really responding to him. We’re taking it that Hecky is our manager for pre-season.

“The boys want to know, there’s no hiding from that.

“It’s going to be a weird summer. The manager might not fancy some of us, he might fancy some of us. We’re going to be very nervous.”

David McGoldrick says Sheffield United squad know nothing

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McGoldrick added that the first team squad have no inside knowledge of who the new boss will be.

In fact, the 33-year-old suggested that they’ll find out while watching Sky Sports News – just as the fans will.

Which seems bizarre, but clearly McGoldrick is none the wiser about who will replace Wilder.

The retired Republic of Ireland international clearly also doesn’t think the appointment will be made this week.

The Blades conclude their season on Sunday with a home match against Burnley. It will be their last game in the Premier League for at least a year – but possibly longer.

They will be back playing in the Championship next term following relegation.

Whoever takes over will be expected to mount a promotion challenge at the first time of asking. For the sake of McGoldrick and his teammates, the sooner the decision about who that will be is made, the better.

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