Andy Crosby, who will be Nigel Adkins's assistant manager at Bramall Lane, is encouraged by the positive reaction from the terraces following the new manager's appointment on a three-year contract.
Speaking following the unveiling of Adkins, along with himself and first-team coach Dean Wilkins on Tuesday evening, Crosby says the management team are delighted to be back in work and see this as a tremendous opportunity to replicate the success they have enjoyed together at previous clubs.
And he believes United will a further advantage if the fans buy into the new regime, he remarked: "This is a fantastic opportunity to restore the good times back to Bramall Lane and being from the area, I know just how big this Club can be and the potential it has.
"Nigel is honest, hard working and respectful. First and foremost he will unite the Club from the players, to the staff, to the fans, we have all got our part to play in trying to achieve promotion.
"The reaction to Nigel's appointment was positive and that's a good start because with the fans backing we can be successful together, now the hardwork starts in preparation for August.
"The supporters are the heartbeat of any Club, but the Unitedites have backed their Club through thick and thin and that should be admired."
He added: "Now we want to bringing winning football to the Club and hopefully at the same time it will be entertaining, but like the best clubs in the world we have to know how to win in different situations.
"This challenge represents a similar one to what we found at Southampton, that was a terrific achievement, but we are solely focused on doing our best for Sheffield United for a long period of time."