Sheffield United make Alan Knill an offer as Chris Wilder's former backroom staff miss Chelsea clash

Sheffield United have made Alan Knill an offer to remain at Bramall Lane on a long-term basis following the departure of Chris Wilder earlier this month

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 11:38 am
Chris Wilder at this Blades unveiling alongside Alan Knill and Matt Prestridge: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
Chris Wilder at this Blades unveiling alongside Alan Knill and Matt Prestridge: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Wilder and Knill have worked closely together at a number of clubs in the past, including to great effect at Bramall Lane.

But Knill remained at United when Wilder left last weekend, along with the rest of United’s backroom staff including Darren Ward and Matt Prestridge.

But they will be absent today as United take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with temporary manager Paul Heckingbottom supported by Jason Tindall, Matt Duke and “other long-term members of staff at today's FA Cup quarter-final”, according to a club statement.

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"The club has made Alan Knill an offer to remain on a long term basis,” the statement added.

"He, with the support of Heckingbottom, has been given additional time to consider his options.

“Backroom staff Matt Prestridge, Darren Ward and Mike Allen will not be part of the United contingent at Chelsea.”