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Dave Bassett takes up Sheffield United consultancy role

Dave Bassett
Bassett has worked with Adams twice before, at Leicester and Forest

Former Sheffield United manager Dave Bassett has returned to the club to work with current boss Micky Adams in a consultancy role.

Bassett was in charge from 1988 to 1995 as Blades earned two successive promotions to reach the top flight in 1990 before their relegation in 1994.

Adams said: "He's back because there's not enough hours in the day for me.

"I've found the club bigger than I thought and his experience will be valuable to me."

Adams worked as Bassett's assistant at Nottingham Forest and the pair then linked up again when the Blades boss took charge at Leicester City.

"When you're manager at Port Vale you probably get three calls a day and one of those is from the wife asking me what time I'm coming home for my tea," added Adams.

I'm not bringing him in to take the pressure off myself and he's not a threat to my job

Micky Adams

"But when you're struggling at the bottom of the table and trying to organise scouting, talking to other managers, worrying about travel, there's a lot of aspects to management other than putting 11 lads out on a pitch on a Saturday and getting on with it.

"Harry will come in and work alongside me, we'll talk about tactics, players and what we do on the training ground.

"I'm not bringing him in to take the pressure off myself and he's not a threat to my job. It's something I wanted to do, the board have bought into it and we welcome him back."

Bassett also had spells as manager of Wimbledon, Watford, Crystal Palace and Barnsley.

He was in joint-caretaker charge of Southampton in 2005 with Dennis Wise, who he then assisted at Leeds United.



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see also
Adams confirmed as Blades manager
30 Dec 10 |  Sheff Utd
Bassett makes Leeds United exit
29 Jan 08 |  Leeds
Bassett to leave Southampton post
23 Dec 05 |  Southampton


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