The former England captain, who tasted relegation in each of his three previous managerial reigns with Middlesbrough, Bradford and West Bromwich Albion, has been handed a three-year contract by plc boss Kevin McCabe - who has made clear his ambition of establishing the Blades as a top 10 Premiership force by the end of that period.
He said: "The first thing you have got to get right is the players´ mental approach because being relegated isn´t nice and a lot of players keep feeling sorry for themselves into the new season. You have got to get their mental approach right right from the kick-off of the new season."
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