Sheffield United: Let me carry on, says Morgan

Chris Morgan, right, and assistant David Unsworth. Picture:  Martyn Harrison
Chris Morgan, right, and assistant David Unsworth. Picture: Martyn Harrison
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Chris Morgan admitted he wants a “quick decision” on his future as Sheffield United manager following yesterday’s League One play-off semi-final defeat by Yeovil Town.

Morgan, who took charge on a short-term basis when Danny Wilson parted company with the South Yorkshire club last month, revealed he informed Bramall Lane’s hierarchy of his desire to remain at the helm before leaving Huish Park.

Chris Morgan salutes the fans after  the 2-0 defeat at Yeovil

Chris Morgan salutes the fans after the 2-0 defeat at Yeovil

Speaking after goals from Kevin Dawson and Edward Upson wrecked United’s hopes of returning to the Championship next season, Morgan said: “I want to be the one who leads the lads and I’ve told the board and the chairman I want the job but it’s not my decision.

“They are the ones who make the decision and I’ll probably speak to the chairman on the way home. He’s excellent like that.

“Win, lose or draw he always calls and asks if there is anything he can do or if there is anything we want.

“I feel as though, despite what’s happened here, in the three weeks or so we’ve been in that we’ve done well.”

Morgan added: “It’s probably best to have a quick decision so we can start planning straight away.

“That’s got to start right now.

“I haven’t made any firm plans in my mind because we’ve been preparing for two big games.

“But, yes, I do have thoughts in my mind of what this team and club needs.”

United, who had entered the second-leg enjoying a 1-0 lead following last week’s opening chapter of their double header with Yeovil, must decide whether to hand Morgan the opportunity of building upon his work so far or make an external appointment before the 2013/14 campaign.