Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder narrowly avoids FALLING from open-top bus after slip

Chris Wilder on top of the Sheffield United bus (s)
Chris Wilder on top of the Sheffield United bus (s)
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It was a heart-in-mouth moment for Sheffield United's players and fans yesterday as Chris Wilder narrowly avoided falling from the club's open-top bus.

Thousands of fans lined the streets to watch Sheffield United's open-top bus parade, celebrating their League One title win.

Players and coaches celebrated with the League One trophy as they made their way from Bramall Lane around the streets of Sheffield city centre.

Fans clamoured to see their favourite players holding the trophy aloft but one of the biggest cheers of the night was reserved for charismatic manager Wilder.

However, Wilder's triumphant lifting of the trophy from atop the bus didn't quite go as successfully as his side's season.

The Blades' manager was filmed dramatically making his way to the top deck of the bus before unveiling the trophy to his adoring fans.

But the energetic manager then loses his footing before plummeting to the floor of the top deck, dragging star striker Billy Sharp down with him.

Players watched on shocked as Wilder almost dropped the League One trophy on his fall, narrowly managing not to save himself from dropping on to the ground.

But the rest of his squad lent a helping hand getting the pair back to their feet before erupting in fits of laughter.