Sheffield United: '˜Appeh?!' Chris Wilder's famous Notts County speech three years on

Sheffield United fans love Chris Wilder for a whole host of reasons but just one of them is his reputation for telling it how he sees it.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22 November, 2018, 13:56

Back in November 2015 while he was in charge of Northampton Town, Wilder spoke his mind in a post-match interview that will live long in the memory.

Following a 2-1 win over League Two rivals Notts County, the then-Cobblers boss didn't hold back when journalists asked him about off-pitch problems as the club was in desperate need of a takeover to save it from extinction.

In an incredible ten minute rant, Wilder pleaded with then-chairman David Cordoza to agree a takeover deal as Northampton faced a winding up order for an unpaid tax bill of £166,000.

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Just the season before Wilder and co. had escaped looming relegation and, despite staff not being paid, made it to mid-table safety in League Two.

Following his impassioned speech, the 51-year-old went on to work a miracle that Blades fans will know well, as he led Northampton to 99 points and the League Two title.

Chris Wilder.

At the end of the 2015/16 season, Wilder joined his beloved United but didn't stop wearing his heart on his sleeve, as anyone that remembers his well documented rant about Norwich City in September 2017 can testify.