Sheffield United LIVE: Latest updates with Chris Wilder set to leave Bramall Lane

Sheffield United fans have been rocked this morning by news that boss Chris Wilder is set to leave his position at Bramall Lane after five years in charge.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:15 am

An announcement could be made as soon as today, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leicester City. Stay tuned to our live blog for all the latest throughout the day.

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Chris Wilder is set to leave Sheffield United, The Star understands. Michael Steele/Getty

Sheffield United set to part company with Chris Wilder - LIVE reaction

Last updated: Friday, 12 March, 2021, 17:47

  • Blades could make announcement today that Wilder has left club after five years
  • Wilder took Blades from League One relegation zone to Premier League

Easy to forget there’s a game going on this weekend

and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers isn’t getting sucked into the “gossip” about Chris Wilder’s position, despite praising the job his opposite number (for now) has done at Bramall Lane...

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers praises "wonderful job" Chris Wilder has done at Sheffield United ahead of Sunday's meeting

Amid the ongoing reaction and fall-out to today's news about Chris Wilder, it's easy to forget that there is actually a game for Sheffield United this weekend.

is that the 5pm press conference, at which we all expected to get some sort of clarity on the Chris Wilder situation, won’t now take place, having been cancelled about 15 minutes before it was due to take place due to “circumstances beyond [United’s] control”. It had already been rescheduled from 1.30pm and now won’t take place at all, with tens of thousands of Blades fans waiting to hear of word about their manager’s fate...

The numbers tell the story...

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Our Blades writers James Shield and Danny Hall picked their 10 best Wilder wins from his time at Bramall Lane - see if your favourite is amongst them here

Update on the press conference...

Originally scheduled for 1.30pm today and billed, as usual, as Manager’s press conference, it has now been moved to 5pm and entitled simply ‘press conference’ - we’ll, of course, bring you all the latest of what is said at that point, and until then as well at www.thestar.co.uk

Are BetVictor trolling United?

United will still host a 1.30pm press conference, as that hasn’t been moved, cancelled or postponed yet - a player was scheduled to face the media this morning, but that was scrapped at short notice. Whether that changes in the next hour or not, we’ll have to see - and of course, we’ll let you know

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