Danny Wilson has paid a personal tribute to Chris Morgan after the defender announced his retirement from the professional game on Tuesday.
Wilson, who first worked with Morgan at Barnsley when the Blades boss was in the Oakwell hotseat in the 90s, believes the popular defender has enjoyed a highly successful career after learning his trade at his hometown club:
"Chris and I go back a long way, probably about 15 years, when he was a young, budding centre-half and back then Chris learned a lot from the likes of Mal Shotton and Eric Winstanley.
"Chris has a lot of respect within the game so it is sad that he has had to call it a day when I am sure he could have played much longer."
Wilson confirmed plans are in place for Morgan to become a permanent member of his backroom staff having occupied the role last season whilst working tirelessly to try and overcome the knee injury that he suffered against Coventry City in October 2010.
The Gaffer ended by welcoming Morgan to his staff and commented that several forwards across the country will be pleased not to have to face the robust defender again:
"There are about 200 strikers across the country breathing a sigh of relief at this news! But what a fantastic opportunity Chris has now, Frank (Barlow) and I have been desperate for him to come onboard full time because he was fantastic last season."