FORMER Weymouth and Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall has joined Sheffield United in a coaching role.

Tindall will support Paul Heckingbottom and Alan Knill and the Blades’ current backroom staff after manager Chris Wilder departed Bramall Lane by ‘mutual consent’.

Tindall was sacked by Bournemouth following a run of four straight losses, culminating in a 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday.

He had replaced club legend Eddie Howe after the Cherries’ relegation from the Premier League.

Wilder’s departure ends a five-season stay adorned by a double promotion and top-half Premier League finish last season.

In a statement, Wilder said: “Being manager of Sheffield United has been a special journey and one I’ll never forget.

“I was delighted to be given the opportunity back in 2016 and have been delighted with the success which we have achieved, including two promotions and a highest ever Premier League finish.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the club’s accomplishments along the way, including the players, staff and, in particular, the supporters.”

Tindall will be in the dugout for the Blades' clash against Leicester City tomorrow.