Sheffield United: Blades explore every avenue

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Sheffield United, who will press ahead with their search a new manager next week, are ready to pay compensation if it means attracting the right candidate to Bramall Lane, writes James Shield.

The Star understands that last season’s Championship contenders, who have confirmed Chris Morgan will definitely be interviewed for the role, would activate a contractual release clause should they decide to appoint someone in employment elsewhere.

That means the likes of MK Dons’ Karl Robinson, Stuart McCall of Motherwell and Leyton Orient’s Russell Slade could enter the equation as United continue their search for Danny Wilson’s permanent replacement.

Graham Arnold, head coach at Central Coast Mariners, has previously been linked with the post.

Although the exact amount of money United have set aside for compensation is unlikely to be huge, that will not dissuade them from considering potential targets already in work.

Morgan, appointed on an interim basis following Wilson’s departure en route to the League One play-offs, is also known to have impressed with his work behind the scenes.

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