Sheffield United name Frank Barlow as assistant manager

Frank Barlow

Barlow started his career in football with Sheffield United

Sheffield United have named Frank Barlow as assistant manager.

Barlow, 64, who has previously worked as a coach at rivals Sheffield Wednesday, spent seven years at Bramall Lane as a player.

Blades boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield: "He's got a wealth of experience and everyone who has worked with him has nothing but good to say.

"It was a no brainer really, he's a fantastic friend and confidant. We can only benefit from having him here."

Barlow has managed Chesterfield and Scunthorpe and had a stint as Wigan caretaker-manager following the sacking of Chris Hutchings in 2007 .

The well-travelled coach has also had spells with Barnsley, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Walsall, Nottingham Forest, Hull City and Bradford.

Wilson continued: "He has got a wealth of knowledge in football.

"I've known him for 30 years and I'm delighted to have him on board."