CONFIRMED: Chris Wilder leaves Sheffield United

Chris Wilder is no longer manager of Sheffield United, the club have confirmed.

By Chris Holt
Saturday, 13th March 2021, 8:54 pm

News of Wilder’s departure broke on Friday morning following friction behind the scenes on a number of matters, leading to official confirmation on Saturday night stating that the manager has left ‘by mutual consent’.

A statement from the club said: “We are confident that all Blades fans around the world will join us in thanking Chris for his hard work, commitment and expertise in driving the Club. Now the Club will turn its attention to completing the season as strongly as possible and if we are relegated, to preparing for the Championship. We confirm our intention to keep the core of the player group together and will continue to invest further in the Academy and the First Team, to place us in the best possible position for the future.”

United are due to take on Leicester City tommorow at The King Power Stadium.

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Chris Wilder has left Sheffield United: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

It is believed that former Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall is being sounded out to take charge for the rest of the season.