Former Pools boss Danny Wilson unveiled at Sheffield United

SHEFFIELD United have named former Hartlepool United boss Danny Wilson as their new manager on a three-year contract.

The 51-year-old ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss left his last post at Swindon in March, resigning with the club in the League One relegation zone.

He has also managed Barnsley, Bristol City, MK Dons and Pools.

The ex-Northern Ireland international succeeds Micky Adams, who was sacked in May after only four months following the Blades’ relegation to League One.

Wilson told the club website: “I feel privileged to become the manager of Sheffield United.

“The fans, the owner and everyone involved with the club have one thing in common for the Blades - ambition.

“I want to realise their aspirations and bring success to the club as soon as possible.”