He’s recently been likened to a ‘god’ at the club and in 99 league matches Chris Wilder has certainly orchestrated some divine performances from his Sheffield United team.
Tonight’s Championship match against Birmingham City at Bramall Lane will mark Wilder’s 100th league match in charge of the Blades since he took over in May 2016.
From the most recent 4-1 thumping of Aston Villa to the now infamous ‘Bouncing Day massacre’, there have been plenty of highlights to reflect on.
Wilder’s first league match came on August 6, 2016 away at Bolton Wanderers’ Macron Stadium and resulted in a 1-0 loss that was an anomaly in what would become the 100 point season.
The Blades breezed through League One in the ex United defender’s first campaign in charge, confirming their status as champions and hitting the century point marker by beating Chesterfield 3-2 in front of 31,003 fans at Bramall Lane.
Last season brought new challenges in the Championship but 19 wins helped the team on the way to a commendable 10th place finish.
The standout result last term was the 4-2 win at Hillsborough in the Steel City Derby, which will live long in the memory for Blades fans who will be hoping for a repeat when the two sides meet during this campaign.
So far the season has got off to a strong start and the 4-1 win over Villa before the international break led many fans to laud it the best United performance they had seen in years.
Can Wilder lead the Blades to another promotion before he hits 150 league games as manager?