Sheffield United: Blades hold talks with Wilder

Sheffield United have been granted permission to talk with Chris Wilder over their managerial vacancy
Sheffield United have been granted permission to talk with Chris Wilder over their managerial vacancy
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Sheffield United have been granted permission to hold talks with Northampton Town’s Chris Wilder and his assistant Alan Knill about the managerial vacancy at Bramall Lane.

As The Star revealed first this morning, Wilder is United’s preferred choice to fill the position following Nigel Adkins’ departure earlier today.

The duo, who are expected to be unveiled within 24 hours, will meet representatives of co-owners Kevin McCabe and HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Abdulaziz Al Saud this lunchtime. Crucially, United do not plan to interview any other candidates.

A Town spokesman said: “Northampton Town Football Club can confirm that the club has received an official approach from Sheffield United Football Club for the services of manager Chris Wilder and assistant manager Alan Knill.

“Due to release clauses in their existing contracts, the club have regrettably given permission for talks to take place.”