‘He shouldn't go’: The Sheffield United fans disgusted and disappointed by Chris Wilder’s exit

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is set to leave his role today Friday (March 12) after almost five years in charge. We went to The Moor in Sheffield city centre and asked Sheffield United fans for their reaction to the news.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:21 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 2:46 pm
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder on stage during the promotion parade in Sheffield City Centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 7, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Sheff Utd. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

The reaction to Wilder’s abrupt departure left fans disappointed and disgusted at the news.

Dean Johnson said: “It’s disgusting I think.

“After all that bloke’s done for the club. They wouldn’t give him any money for transfers but they will buy another club. How it has been done is all wrong.

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Sheffield United vox pop. Pictured is Dean Johnson.

“He hasn’t been given the respect he deserves – people have got to remember where we were when he took over.

“That’s football all over these days – it’s not just United. It’s not football now it’s a business. They are more bothered about money.”

Ayshea Homar said: “I don’t think he should go, I think they are being a bit harsh on him. They should give him a bit of a chance and see how we go on. They have to remember we haven’t been able to get to matches.

Sheffield United vox pop. Pictured is Walt Chappell.

“He’s done everything for the club he has been able to give. When we’ve been asked to put money in we are not putting enough money into the squad at all. It’s every season we get this.

“Last season we had the best defensive season. He took us out of the Championship and everything.

“I think we are going to lose a lot of players who were behind him and who would have stayed for him. He’s one of us Wildey – he’s a Blade through and through.”

Walt Chappel, 74, said; “He’s a lovely fella very genuine – he’s just having a bad run that’s all. They shouldn’t get rid of him.”

Sheffield United vox pop. Pictured is AJ Mckenzie.

Aj Mckenzie said: “I am very disappointed, I didn’t want him to go, I wanted him to stay. But I think the club will be alright at the end of the day."

Brian Ashmore said he was upset by the news, adding: “I have supported Sheffield United since after the war my father used to play for the reserves.

"I think it’s the owners who ought to go. They have held him back. You see other divisions paying thousands of pounds for players and he’s getting peanuts.”

Sheffield United vox pop. Pictured is Brian Ashmore.