Blades boss Micky Adams has insisted he has ‘no regrets’ about taking charge of Sheffield United, despite enduring a nightmare start to life in South Yorkshire.
Adams swapped potential promotion with Port Vale for a relegation battle at Bramall Lane when he resigned as the League Two club’s manager in December.
Saturday’s defeat at Portsmouth means the 49-year-old, a lifelong United supporter, has now gone 13 games without success.
But Adams said: “Would I have done anything differently? The answer is ‘no.’
“If I had stayed in the comfort zone then everyone would have been accusing me of bottling it wouldn’t they.
“That would be the stone being thrown at me.
“Management is never easy. It might look like it is from afar but I can assure you it isn’t. Especially when you take over a team halfway through the season. “I haven’t got any regrets.”
Hermann Hreidarsson’s first-half strike condemned United to a fourth consecutive defeat and sees them host Nottingham Forest tomorrow six points adrift of safety and 23rd in the Championship table.
The Icelandic veteran prodded home from close range when the visitors’ failed to deal with David Cotterill’s corner.
“Acknowledging that defending at set-pieces is United’s Achilles heel,” Adams added. “I’ll leave it up to others to decide whether I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. I know what we have to do though.
“It’s easy to say that we’re going to turn it around but we’re positive and we still believe. We’re not done for yet.”