Former Sheffield United star Keith Gillespie insists that the club need a British manager to replace Chris Wilder, in an exclusive interview with Football FanCast.
The former Blades boss left the club earlier this month, with relegation almost certain.
Sheffield United are currently rock-bottom of the league table, taking 14 points from 29 games.
They are 14 points off safety with nine games of the season remaining, and they have won just one of their last five games.
The club have yet to replace Wilder but Sky Sports News have revealed that former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is one of the club’s top choices to replace Wilder.
But Gillespie believes that a British manager should be the target for the club, as they look to appease the club’s supporters.
Speaking exclusively to FFC, he said: “When you have managers that do have experience, you’ve certainly got to sit up and take notice. I’m a believer that a British manager would probably be best in a club like that because they know the club.
“I might be completely wrong, I’d probably say that most Sheffield United fans would probably want a British manager to come in there.
“But if a name becomes available and it’s somebody the board think is viable and will hopefully make things work, then you have to look at it.”
Sheffield United have never had a foreign manager, with their last five bosses being English, with the club also having five Scottish managers, a Welshman, and a Northern Irishman since their founding.