Sheffield United sacked Slavia Jokanovic after just six months at the helm.
They replaced him with U23 manager Paul Heckingbottom, who signed a MAMMOTH contract until 2026.
President Yusuf Giansiracusa said: “We look forward to entering a new era of Blades football with Paul at the helm. Paul possesses the personal leadership qualities and technical football skills that the board deems essential to successfully implement the strategic directions of the board.
“He shares our values and our interest in player development while possessing the ambition and determination to get the most out of our current team. We are confident that Paul will play a leading role in improving all aspects of football operations. “
United CEO Stephen Bettis added: “Unfortunately after a slow start we haven’t seen any improvement in results, performance and would rather be in a better position in the league. A decision has been made and now it is important that we look to the future, Paul’s style and ethics match those of the club and we will support him where possible.
“We have enough league games left, we know we have the capacity and the resources within our team of players to start earning points and move up the ranks.”