By Amos Joseph
Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura is happy to join Sheffield United following his two-year stint out of England.
The 35-year-old also believes that the reunion with his former boss Slavisa Jokanovic whom he played under at Watford and Qatari club Al-Gharafa will birth good success for the Blades.
The Blades announced the signing of the veteran midfielder following a three-week trial with the first-team squad.
Guedioura has played in at least four countries between 2004 till date with experience in the Premier League and Championship clubs at Wolves, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, and Middlesbrough.
“I’m very glad to join United and I can’t wait to play for the team, Guedioura said in an interview with the club website.
“It’s something special for me to come back to the UK, so I am really happy. I’d like to thank the manager and the club for allowing me to come to train and have the opportunity to show what I can do. I am really happy to end up with a contract now until the end of the season, so I am up for the challenge and happy to start.”Adlene Guedioura on his return to English football
It has not been the best start to the Blades’ season having only managed one win from six games but Guedioura believes the manager has a pedigree of turning tides around.
“I think he knows the league well, Guedioura said.
“He’s been promoted twice, once with Watford and Fulham. I remember when I came to Watford, he just arrived and he lost four games in a row before kicking on. I think he knows what it takes and with the players that we have, we can make it.”Adlene Guedioura on Slavisa Jokanovic
Guedioura kickstarted his career Sedan, Noisy-le-Sec, L’Entente, and Creteil in France. He moved to Belgium where he had spells with Kortrijk and Charleroi before leaving for England in 2010 to join Wolverhampton.
On the international front, he has attained 63 caps for the Algerian senior national team.