Former Sheffield United star Keith Gillespie has told Football FanCast that he does not believe that a new manager will come into the club until the end of the season.
The Blades and Chris Wilder parted company earlier this season, with the Blades rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.
They have taken just 14 points from their 32 games and have won just four times all season, with relegation confirmed following their defeat against Wolves on Saturday evening.
They have lost all of their last five Premier League games, including at Molineux.
There has been precious little movement when it comes to the appointment of a new manager, and Gillespie thinks that the club ought to wait until the end of the season, as no manager will want to jump into the role with games still to play.
He told FFC: “I don’t think we’ll see the new manager until next season, until this season’s over. Who would want to take that job now?
“We know they’re going to be playing Championship football next season, but you don’t want to be coming in as a manager, to a club, and you’re just getting hammered every week.
“Next season, you’re starting afresh in the Championship, you’re not expected to be losing every week, because that’s what everyone expects now.”
Gillespie also believes that confidence is at an all-time low at Bramall Lane, and was unsurprised by the fact that Arsenal thumped them earlier this month.
He added: “We didn’t expect them to beat Arsenal. But that was easy for Arsenal. And, that’s what happens when there’s so little confidence.”