Sheffield United and team manager Nigel Adkins have parted company, it was announced today (12th May).
Mr Adkins took over in June 2015 on a three year contract but has been relieved of his duties after one season.
The following is a statement from the Club:
"A decision has been made by the board of Sheffield United for Nigel to depart immediately. Nigel is a gentleman and, as proved by his record, a very good manager, but the overriding aim is promotion from League One and the Club feels that this is the correct time to make a change.
"We will now begin the process of bringing in a new manager. We hope to make an appointment very shortly, with promotion from this division once again the priority. This is a decision made jointly between the co-owners and is the result of discussions between board members and colleagues.
"We sincerely wish Nigel and his backroom staff, Andy Crosby and Dean Wilkins all the best for the future."
Mr Adkins commented: "I am proud and honoured to have been the manager of Sheffield United but saddened to leave after just one season. I am naturally very disappointed not to be able to continue the good work going on behind the scenes, which I am confident will be of benefit to the Club going forward. I wish the Club and the supporters the best of luck for the future."
Sheffield United will not make any further comment at this stage.