'Long live the king' - Sheffield United fans celebrate Chris Wilder's new contract announcement

Jubilant Sheffield United fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the news manager Chris Wilder has signed a new long-term contract.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 5:43 pm
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:48 pm

Wilder has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal at Bramall Lane – much to the delight of Blades fans, who have described this evening’s announcement as the ‘best signing of the January transfer window’.

Writing on Twitter ahead of tonight’s game with West Ham, our United writer James Shield said: “Chris Wilder's new contract will hopefully provide the perfect pre-match filip for #sufc.”

And Blades fans have also been celebrating the news on Twitter.

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@BerryboyS2 Better than any signing we’ll make this January

@AnthonySydney Someone pass me tissues

@lilleyII Made my 2020 already

@TheBeatlebug96 LONG LIVE THE KING

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder with Prince Abdullah after signing a new four and half year contract.Photo : Simon Bellis/Sportimage

@GemmaDaffin85 Best January signing ever! #OurMessiah

@daveyboi1889 This is the best signing we have ever made

@leemcdonald66 100% the best signing we could get in the January transfer window.

@KevinJohnjenni1 Fantastic. Now back him on his journey

@deedubya66 Sends shivers down my spine

@Justy1Rice Buzzing to hear Chris Wilder has signed a new contract. Sky is the limit with Wilder if the board continue to back him.

@davidrstaylor Chris Wilder's contract to 2024 is such a statement of intent from both the club and the man. Engenders loyalty from players, stability within the squad, and a spirit of moving forward as one. It's a bright future. Chris the Redeemer, never leave.

@DarrenSmithTWIF I am sure every #twitterblades fan will be ecstatic with this news. This club is going places both on and off the field.