Blades: Pemberton’s blueprint

FA Youth Cup Final 'Sheffield United vs Manchester United .'1st Leg 'Blades Coach John Pemberton
FA Youth Cup Final 'Sheffield United vs Manchester United .'1st Leg 'Blades Coach John Pemberton

John Pemberton is coy about whether he would fancy becoming Sheffield United’s next manager.

John Pemberton is coy about whether he would fancy becoming Sheffield United’s next manager.

But, whatever happens, the Blades academy chief is determined to carry out a bold blueprint for the relegated club’s long-term future.

Pemberton, whose youngsters have restored pride and hope to Bramall Lane, believes he is setting a “template” for a new footballing approach that will be adopted at all levels.

“I certainly think the Sheffield public are ready for a change,” he told the Telegraph after his Under-18s received a well deserved standing ovation from a remarkable near-30,000 crowd on Tuesday.

For the full story see this week’s Telegraph.