Championship rumours: Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder almost joined Charlton Athletic according to Addicks owner

Here are today's latest Championship rumours:

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 8:10 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 8:18 am
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder almost joined Charlton Athletic before taking up managerial role at Bramall Lane - as revealed by Addicks owner Roland Duchatelet. 

He said: "We flew him to Belgium. In fact, we met with him, he agreed to come to Charlton. He was very optimistic, we signed also with him. And the day that he was due to give a press conference, he didn't show up." (Interview by Jim White)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder

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