Chris Wilder set to leave Sheffield United

March 12, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

Premier League bottom club Sheffield United are set to be the latest side to make a managerial change with Chris Wilder reportedly to leave Bramall Lane.

The 53-year-old, who has been in charge of the Blades since 2016, is apparently set to leave according to various reports in the British media on Friday morning. It is also reported that Under-23’s manager Paul Heckingbottom is set to take charge on a caretaker basis as the search starts for Wilder’s successor.

The decision comes after a horrendous second season back in the Premier League for Sheffield United having impressed following promotion.

They have been marrooned at the bottom of the Premier League table for the majority of the campaign having won just four games and claiming 14 points. Now 12 points from safety with just ten matches of the campaign remaining, the Blades now look almost sure to be playing Championship football during the 2021/22 campaign.

Wilder leaves having led the club from League One to the Premier League in four full seasons in charge having been appointed in May 2016.

The former Oxford United and Northampton Town man has presided over 227 matches in his time at Bramall Lane, winning 106.

Without him though, the Blades will hope to get back to winning ways against Leicester City at the weekend. They can be backed at odds of 6/1 with Betfair to win at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

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