Ex-Tottenham Hotspur ace reveals 'good fit' for Sheffield United job - and tips Chris Wilder for Celtic

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone believes Eddie Howe would be a good fit for Sheffield United.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:24 pm
Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Blades are on the lookout for a new manager for the first time in five years following Chris Wilder’s imminent departure.

Wilder guided his boyhood club from League One to the Premier League but leaves Bramall Lane after growing tensions behind the scenes.

Under-23s coach Paul Heckingbottom is set to take caretaker charge of Sunday’s Premier League game at Leicester City as the Blades hierarchy weigh up their next move.

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Chris Wilder's departure from Sheffield United is set to be announced today. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Eddie Howe is 9/1 with the bookmakers to succeed Wilder – and Huddlestone believes the former Bournemouth man could be considered.

“I think he would,” Huddlestone told Sky Sports, when asked if Howe would be a good appointment for United.

"Eddie had Bournemouth playing an attractive style of football – albeit a slightly different system and formation to what Sheffield United have been accustomed to.

"(With) the players he’s got, as he shown with Bournemouth, he can mould them into a team he wants, so I think he would be a good fit.”

Meanwhile, the 34-year-old says the Celtic job would be “perfect” for Wilder, who are without a permanent manager themselves after sacking Neil Lennon last month.

Huddlestone added: "It could be an ideal time for him (Wilder) to take a few months off.

"Obviously, the Celtic job is available in the summer, so I think that’d be a perfect job for him for a couple of years.

"He could try and do something like Brendan Rodgers has done – go up there, re-establish yourself in a different environment and come back to the English leagues as and when you feel a little bit more equipped.”