Sheffield United: Blades are set to bide their time

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Sheffield United could decide to wait until after Motherwell’s final match of the Scottish Premier League season before asking for permission to speak with Stuart McCall about the managerial vacancy at Bramall Lane.

The former Everton and Glasgow Rangers midfielder, who made nearly 100 appearances for the South Yorkshire club before retiring as a player, features among the list of names Bramall Lane’s hierarchy are keen to interview about the prospect of replacing Danny Wilson.

Chris Morgan, appointed on an interim basis following Wilson’s departure last month, has expressed his desire to take charge on a permanent basis while MK Dons’ Karl Robinson and Gareth Southgate are understood to be in the frame.

Leyton Orient’s Russell Slade and Keith Curle also boast admirers behind the scenes.

Motherwell, who recently admitted that McCall could be tempted to leave Fir Park, visit St Johnstone on Sunday.

Although United are prepared to pay compensation should they make an external appointment, the size of the fee involved will have a bearing on the selection process.