Chris Morgan insists he still very much wants to become Danny Wilson's permanent successor, despite play-off heartbreak against Yeovil Town on Monday.
Speaking after the 2-1 aggregate defeat which condemned the Blades to a third consecutive season in League One, Morgan believes having the job on full-time basis would be a 'privilege'.
He commented: "I have spoken to the Chairman and he knows I want the job. What I want is the privilege of continuing to work with this group of players.
"I feel with the staff we have and the players, we will come back stronger and challenge again next season. I do want the job, what I need to do now is sit down with Kevin (McCabe) and David (Green) and talk.
"We said from day one we would discuss things further at the end of the season."
Morgan confirmed that plans for the summer have been put in place, regardless of who is in charge, whilst retaining the backbone of the team will be vital to future success, according to United's temporary leader.
He added: "The plans for pre-season are in place, and that is mainly with regards to the players, so they know what is happening.
"As we prepare for another season in League One we have to be aware that players could leave the club, but for me we need to keep as many as possible to keep us strong.
"Then we will have to identify players to add to the core of the team which would put us in a position to challenge.
"The youngsters have proved they can handle the pressure and expectation and that even includes the likes of George (Long) and Harry (Maguire)."