Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, ex-Sheffield United striker Brian Deane is worried those in charge at his old club could target a big name in their manager search just to divert pressure.
Terry’s only experience in a dugout has come in his current role as Aston Villa assistant head coach, meaning Sheffield United have no track record to go off.
Considering that, Deane is unconvinced about appointing Terry, suggesting that Prince Abdullah and the rest of the decision makers at Bramall Lane may just want to bring in a big name so that all of the pressure is on them, rather than the board and owners.
On the links to the former England captain, Deane told FFC:
“I think you need to be very careful when you start handing out these jobs, and it’s a big job, by the way. Sometimes I’ve seen it where, you know, owners give these big names the jobs to take the heat off themselves. ‘Ok, I’ve given somebody the job. He can take that on board; he is somebody who is used to performing at the top level.’ “
With Sheffield United’s relegation officially confirmed following their recent 1-0 defeat to Wolves, the Yorkshire club can now put all of their efforts into finding a new manager, although they received a rare 2020/21 boost following their victory against Brighton and Hove Albion across the weekend.