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Former Fulham assistant Javier Pereira linked to Sheffield United

last updated Sunday 28th March 2021, 7:12 PM

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Former Fulham assistant Javier Pereira has emerged as a candidate to take charge of Sheffield United.

The Blades and their owner Prince Abdullah are looking for a new manager after parting company with Chris Wilder earlier this month.

The club are on the brink of being relegated from the Premier League with former Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom currently in caretaker charge.

United have been inundated with interest from candidates and they are keen to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

One name they are particularly interested in is believed to be Pereira – who was former number two to Slavisa Jokanovic, who himself has been linked to the role.

Pereira was assistant to Jokanovic at Watford, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Fulham. He then served as Assistant Director of Football Operations at Craven Cottage before being appointed manager of Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye.

Pereira’s reputation of a being a top-class coach has been backed up by numerous managers and United are understood to have been hugely impressed by the reports they have got back on him.

Source Graeme Bailey at TeamTalk
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